By Cheryl Sullenger
Las Vegas, NV — Misleading statements about abortion characterized Hillary Clinton’s discussion of the topic during the third presidential debate.
“In displaying her undying loyalty to the Abortion Cartel, Clinton displayed ignorance, deception, or both,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Her abortion comments revealed her radical positions on abortion not shared by the majority of the American people, and were at the same time a white-wash of abortion horrors that take place daily around the world.”
Below are a few examples.
So many states are putting very stringent regulations on women that block them from exercising that choice to the extent that they are defunding Planned Parenthood, which, of course, provides all kinds of cancer screenings and other benefits for women in our country.
Clinton packs several misleading concepts into this statement. Let’s take them one at a time.
• Safety regulations: Abortion licensing laws enacted by the states are for the safety of the woman. For example, in Texas, all but one abortion facility failed the most recent round of health and safety regulations with 13 out of 17 facilities having infection control failures. Ten out of 17 were using contaminated surgical instruments on women. Under Clinton, we can expect to see even worse conditions that endanger the lives and health of women. (Read full report with complete documentation.)
• Denying women access to abortions: This is a complete fallacy and one of those “scare tactics” employed by the Abortion Cartel. (Clinton later denounces “scare tactics, but isn’t afraid to use them herself.) Again, Texas is a prime example of how this kind of propaganda has hurt women and is at complete odds with reality. In Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out regulations that have shut down unsafe abortion facilities. The argument was that when abortion facilities close – even due to dangerous conditions – it places an undue burden on women. However, Operation Rescue conducted a telephone survey of every abortion facility in the nation in November-December, 2016. That survey found that the average wait time for abortions in Texas was only 6.5 days – two days lower than the national average wait time for an abortion. The Texas laws did not “deny access” to women in any way. (Read full report with documentation.)
• Defunding Planned Parenthood prevents women from getting cancer screenings: Most women get cancer screenings from their primary care physicians – not Planned Parenthood. The truth is that in 2013, according to the Susan B. Anthony List, Planned Parenthood reported that cancer screenings were down by 17%. Other non-abortion-related services also dropped. Abortion comprises a whopping 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services. Planned Parenthood’s business is killing babies through abortion, plain and simple. Yet Clinton proudly proclaimed during the debate, “I will defend Planned Parenthood. I will defend Roe v. Wade, and I will defend women’s rights to make their own health care decisions.”
The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make. I have met with women who toward the end of their pregnancy get the worst news one could get, that their health is in jeopardy if they continue to carry to term or that something terrible has happened or just been discovered about the pregnancy.
This statement deceptively leads us to believe that late-term abortions only happen when the women’s live is in danger or when the baby has some sort of horrific deformation. In reality, abortions do in fact take place through the third-trimester of pregnancy for “elective” reasons, or due to the mother’s “mental health,” which can mean anything.
During the Kansas license revocation trial of abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who conducted shoddy “mental health” exams on eleven under-aged girls who were seeking abortions in their third trimester of pregnancy, it was revealed that she contrived phony mental health diagnoses to justify abortions for non-medical reasons, such as wanting to participate in a rodeo or having an advanced pregnancy that “took the fun out” of playing basketball. Even those who claimed to be “suicidal” — which may not have actually been the case — were never referred to mental health professionals. This was all done with the full knowledge of other abortionists employed at the Wichita abortion facility. Neuhaus’ medical license was subsequently revoked.
Two of those abortionists, Susan Robinson and Shelley Sella, relocated their late-term abortion business to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they continue to conduct abortions well into the third trimester – many for non-medical reasons. Documents show that abortions have taken place there at 35 weeks (9th month) of pregnancy.
Trump was wrongly lambasted by pro-abortion groups after the debate for being “ignorant” about late-term abortions. Trump stated:
Well, I think it’s terrible. If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.
Now, you can say that that’s OK and Hillary can say that that’s OK. But it’s not OK with me, because based on what she’s saying, and based on where she’s going, and where she’s been, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month on the final day. And that’s not acceptable.
Clinton responded by saying, “Well, that is not what happens in these cases. And using that kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate.”
However, it is Trump’s statement that is aligned with documented facts. As for “ripping the baby,” that description is essentially true, especially during Dilation and Evacuation dismemberment abortions commonly used from the second trimester on. A video showing an actual D&E abortion can be viewed at this link. That video substantiates with a horrific depiction “ripping the baby out of the womb” if there ever was one. (More facts about late-term abortions.)
I’ve been to countries where governments either forced women to have abortions, like they used to do in China. . .
Even though China has relaxed its “one child” policy that resulted in rampant forced abortions, especially of girl babies, it now has an equally destructive “two child policy.” Despite Clinton’s mistaken impression that forced abortions no longer occur under the new policy, the barbaric forcing of abortions, particularly late-term abortions, on unwilling women never really stopped and continues today.
The human rights group Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has posted photographic documentation of a 2012 forced abortion where a woman was forcibly dragged from her home and beaten. After her baby was forcibly aborted, the heartless population control workers laid the baby he bed next to the traumatized and grieving woman.
By acting as if atrocities like this do not exist, Clinton only feeds misinformation to the American people that will ensure horrific practices like this will continue.
Clinton’s abortion discussion during the Presidential Debate was an exercise in deception and misinformation that revealed her radical support for abortion – even the appalling late-term abortions that are opposed by 80% of the American people.
On the other hand, Donald Trump promised work to stop late-term abortions and to appoint pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court that will dismantle Roe v. Wade.
“Just considering the candidates stated positions on abortion, Trump is by far the best option for those who value all life,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This election is a turning point for America. We cannot afford Clinton’s radical abortion policies will fund, increase, and protect abortion on demand, without limit or restriction. She has promised to appoint abortion-supporting Supreme Court justices. That alone should be enough to convince pro-life supporters to cast their vote for Donald Trump.”