Tuesday, January 25, 2005
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What Are You Implying Hillary? / More Proof That Hillary is Running in 2008

Sen. Clinton Rips Bush on Family Planning by MARC HUMBERT
In a speech to about 1,000 fellow abortion rights supporters Monday, the New York Democrat said all sides on the issue should work together to reduce the number of abortions. [...] "There is an opportunity for people of good faith to find common ground in this debate. We should be able to agree that we want every child born in this country to be wanted, cherished and loved," she added. "We can all recognize that abortion in many ways represents a sad, even tragic choice to many, many women," Clinton said. "The fact is that the best way to reduce the number of abortions is to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in the first place." [...] She appeared to be adopting a strategy espoused by some in the party that candidates must adopt a less-confrontational approach when dealing with abortion and other "moral" issues. Family planning funding was a priority during her husband's administration and "we saw the rate of abortion consistently fall," she said. "The abortion rate fell by one-quarter between 1990 and 1995, the steepest decline since Roe was decided in 1973," Clinton said. "The rate fell another 11 percent between 1994 and 2000." [...] For her part, Clinton said there should be more money for family planning services and contraception, and more emphasis on promoting teen abstinence as a means of bringing about "a day when abortion is truly safe, legal and rare." The president, speaking by telephone to an anti-abortion rally in Washington, said Monday that "we need most of all to change hearts and that is what we're doing. "You know, we come from many different backgrounds, but what unites us is our understanding that the essence of civilization is this: The strong have a duty to protect the weak," Bush said.
Abortion is "sad and tragic"? Hillary actually flaunts a reduction in abortions? Hillary is loved by Planned Parenthood, with a 100% rating (Vote-Smart.org: "2003-2004 -- On the votes that the National Right to Life Committee considered to be the most important in 2003-2004, Senator Clinton voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time"; "1996-2003 -- On the votes that the Planned Parenthood (Senate) considered to be the most important, Senator Clinton voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time."). She is now toning down her extreme love for abortion on demand for one reason alone: The 2008 White House. Much like her impeached husband Bill, Hillary defines political opportunism, and is arrogant enough to think the American public is falling for her rhetorical smoke and mirrors. Rush Limbaugh: Hillary: Our Best Friend in Congress