Tuesday, June 13
"It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right..."
Clinton Seeks Middle Ground in Abortion Debate

WASHINGTON, June 13 — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York moved today to shift the debate over abortion to the subject of access to family planning services, saying that the nation's focus should be on preventing unwanted pregnancies.

Mrs. Clinton's remarks reflect the degree to which Democrats around the country are trying find a middle ground on the issue of abortion since their party's defeats in the November 2004 elections.

"This should not be an ideological battle," the senator said during a speech to members of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association in Washington.

"Let us unite around a common goal of reducing the amount of abortions," she said, "not by making them illegal as many are attempting to do or overturning Roe v. Wade and undermining the constitutional protections that decision provided, but by preventing unintended pregnancies in the first place through education, contraception, accessible health care and services, empowering women to make decisions."

A) It absolutely is an ideological battle. I just can't see God's party line on abortion being "safe but limited." B) Marrying and staying married to Bill has completely stripped her of any moral authority regarding women's rights. It just has. C) The continual lie that abortion will be rendered lillegal if Roe v. Wade is overturned is irresponsible and ridiculous, but so are liberals.
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