Author: Michael Stone
Dropping an enormous bomb of truth, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton compares her Republican rivals’ views on women’s health issues to those of “terrorist groups.”
Speaking in Cleveland on Thursday, Clinton slammed the 2016 Republican candidates for their “out-of-date and out-of-touch policies” on women’s health issues, even going so far as to compare some Republican candidates to terrorists:
Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies. They are dead-wrong for 21st century America. We are going forward. We are not going back.
Clinton specifically cited Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in her speech, noting he “brags about wanting to deny victims of rape and incest access to healthcare and abortion.”
Speaking to the large crowd at the campaign speech at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Clinton defended Planned Parenthood from GOP efforts to defund the organization dedicated to healthy family planning and women’s reproductive health, saying:
I would like these Republican candidates to look the mom in the eye who caught her breast cancer early because she was able to get a screening for cancer or the teenager who didn’t get pregnant because she has access to contraception. Or anyone who has ever been protected by an HIV test.
Clinton is right to compare the radical, anti-abortion, forced-birth, religious extremists that are currently leading the GOP to terrorists. And it is good to hear someone of her political stature make the claim that needs to be made.
Bottom line: The current field of Republican presidential candidates are not interested in protecting women, families, or children. All they are interested in is satisfying their perverse religious superstitions by imposing their will on the bodies of American women.