Chelsea Clinton Claims: Abortion Is ‘at the Core of Our Human Rights’

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Speaking to a small crowd of about 100 people in Poughkeepsie, New York on Sunday, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, asserted that abortion is a core “human right.”

In being greeted with a standing ovation at the Civil Service Employee Union’s office, Clinton spoke on gun control, opponent Bernie Sanders and abortion.

“A woman’s right to chose is at the core of our human rights and what should be equity in our country,” she said, according to the Pougkeepsie Journal.

Clinton also remarked that the 2016 election is the “most important” of her lifetime.

As previously reported, Clinton told the publication Page Six in February that she walked away from the Baptist Church because of the issue of abortion.

“I was raised in a Methodist church and I left the Baptist church before my dad did, because I didn’t know why they were talking to me about abortion when I was six in Sunday school,” she stated. “That’s a true story.”

“I recognized that there were many expressions of faith that I don’t agree with and feel [are] quite antithetical to how I read the Bible,” Clinton continued.

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Her mother had told “The View” just days prior that she believes American law allows for abortion at any point until birth.

“At what point does someone have constitutional rights?” co-host Paula Farris asked. “Are you saying that a child on its due date, just hours before delivery, still has no constitutional rights?”

“Under our law, that is the case,” Clinton replied. “I support Roe v. Wade because I think it is an important statement about the importance of a woman making this most difficult decision with consultation by whom she chooses: her doctor, her faith, her family.”

During the last Democratic debate, Clinton also bemoaned the absence of questions on abortion.

“We’ve not had one question about a woman’s right to make her own decisions about reproductive health care, not one question,” she said.

“And in the meantime we have states, governors doing everything they can to restrict women’s rights,” Clinton stated. “We have a presidential candidate by the name of Donald Trump saying that women should be punished and we are never asked about this.”

She likewise asserted that abortion is a women’s right’s issue, and that women should be autonomous.

“It goes to the heart of who we are as women, our rights, our autonomy, our ability to make our own decisions,” Clinton said, “and we need to be talking about that and defending Planned Parenthood from these outrageous attacks.”

“If a church member asks in 2016 if I can support Hillary Clinton, I can unequivocally respond, ‘Not in this lifetime,’” writes Bryan Ridenour in his blog “America, Look Up.” “If we vote for leaders who support abortion on demand, then we essentially hold the surgical knife that strips life from the womb. If we vote for leaders who support and champion gay marriage, we in effect officiate at their ceremonies. God holds us accountable for what we do behind the voting booth curtain.”

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  • Amos Moses

    ““A woman’s right to chose is at the core of our human rights……..”

    Yep……. as soon as you decide your rights exceed the right of another to live……. that is the end of their right to ANY human rights…. or did you miss that class, Chels………..

    • Jalapeno

      Your right to live is not an entitlement…

      • Amos Moses

        Not sure what you mean “entitlement”……………. it is a Right…….. life, liberty, pursuit of happiness….. our will does not outweigh anothers just because we are bigger, where they live, their dependence, nor their environment……….

        • Jalapeno

          Have you ever heard of the concept of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ rights?

          Positive rights mean that you are entitled to something, such as when people have a right to police protection or a k-12 education.

          Negative rights mean that you can’t be kept from doing something, but no one is obligated to help you with it…such as free speech. No one can keep you from speaking your mind, but you aren’t entitled to have people listen to you or even a place to speak.

          No one can be expected to keep someone else alive, whether it’s with their body or their money. If you need a kidney or a uterus or chemo and no one wants to provide it, you can’t take it.

          • Amos Moses

            Interesting concept……….not in the constitution………….

            “No one can be expected to keep someone else alive”

            So if we end welfare for everyone for any reason… you are good with that?

            Actually, the mother does have a right………. to keep it in her pants and to keep her legs closed………… if in fact she believes your nonsense…… we have no right to end anothers life without due process……

            “If you need a kidney or a uterus or chemo and no one wants to provide it, you can’t take it.”

            Again, So if we end welfare for everyone for any reason… you are good with that?

            Exactly…….. but the mother gave the life…… she accepted that responsibility when she conceived…… she has no right to end the life she created for whatever reason she decides………. so no points there……..

          • Jalapeno

            Would it make you feel better if we simply removed the fetus from the womans body? Instead of ending the life actively, we’d be just acknowledging her refusal to put her own body at risk.

            Not sure why you’re trying to compare giving someone a kidney to welfare, that’s kinda hilarious..but I’ll remind you that people don’t have a right to welfare .It’s something we do for the protection of society as a whole and for the common good.

          • Amos Moses

            She gave up that “right” when she agreed to sex…….. actions have consequences……….

            “Not sure why you’re trying to compare giving someone a kidney to welfare”

            Giving a kidney, giving money… is it different? There is no right to take either……

          • Jalapeno

            You don’t “give up rights”, no matter what you do.

            “Giving a kidney, giving money”

            Think about it for a second.

            Do we allow fines as punitive measures?

            Do we forcibly take blood as a punitive measure?

            We ensure that parents don’t have to pay to send their kids to a public school, but do we sometimes require things like shots in order for them to get in?

          • Amos Moses

            Yeah, you do…….. many times…….

            “Do we allow fines as punitive measures?

            Do we forcibly take blood as a punitive measure?”

            Ah,,,, yes……. and …..yes……… you give up the right to refuse when you take a driver license…….

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          • Jalapeno

            “Yeah, you do…….. many times…….”

            There are some rights that you keep, no matter what. You might lose the protections for that right, and you might lose some of your ability to exercise that right..but you still have it.

            The correct answer, though, is “no”.

            Not one of those is punitive. They are not being used as damages, it’s being used as screening and even those few situations where we do that are pretty questionable and heavily contested.

            So..long story short, we treat money and blood differently.

            Why is that?

          • Amos Moses

            “There are some rights that you keep, no matter what. ”

            From where do your rights come from, according to you?

          • Jalapeno

            I’m not having that argument. Are you contesting that there are some rights that don’t go away?

            Can you lose your right to practice your religion, or do we just restrict it sometimes when necessary?

          • Amos Moses

            Tell me where your rights come from and i will tell you if they can be lost…….it makes a difference as to their permanence…………

          • Jalapeno

            Are you contesting that we have certain rights that we do not take away no matter what? It doesn’t matter what a persons opinion of that is, or why they think that it’s true…the fact remains that it IS true.

            I’m assuming you understand that, even in jail, people retain the right to practice their religion. We do not take that right away.

          • Amos Moses

            “Are you contesting that we have certain rights that we do not take away no matter what?”

            Again, where do your rights originate from, based on what? It is a simple question, where do you say they come from?

          • Jalapeno

            Okay, I’ll assume that you aren’t contesting it.

            So..that would mean that the act of having sex doesn’t change the womans rights. Her body is still protected from other people.

            Of course, there’s also the whole concept of the standards we have for medical consent…those silly things like being able to back out of a risky situation at any point and needing to give explicit and fully informed consent.

          • Amos Moses

            From where do your rights come? Who granted anyone rights, according to you?

          • Jalapeno

            I had specifically said that I wasn’t having that discussion unless you were trying to assert that you can give up your rights. Oh well.

          • Amos Moses

            From where do your rights come? Who granted anyone rights, according to you? Do you even have an answer………

          • Jalapeno

            Not sure what part of “I’m not arguing about that” is confusing to you.

          • Amos Moses

            Not sure why you cant answer a simple question. The fact is YES, your rights can be taken from you IF you think you have the right to take them from another human despite where they live, their dependence, their size, or their environment…….. You seem to think this is ok because………. i dont know…. you cant answer a simple question…………

          • Jalapeno

            So…your rights are taken from you if you’re a pregnant woman who wants to terminate?

            When else? Do you lose your right to religion when you commit a crime..or is this whole concept of losing your inalienable rights because of an action specific to pregnant women?

          • Amos Moses

            You seem to think you can take the life, the rights of a child, through abortion,,,, so if that is how you think the rights of others are to be treated,,,,,,,,,,WHY would you think your rights are otherwise any more or less safe?

            Unless you can tell me from WHERE do your rights flow, who grants you your rights? Then the only thing protecting your rights, is that someone has a stick bigger than your neighbor who wants to take them. And there is no hope for you if your protector with the stick takes a dislike to you.

            If you have no regard for the rights of a child, then why would anyone care if YOUR rights are taken?

          • Jalapeno

            First off, a fetus doesn’t have rights. That’s just a fact…I’m not saying it’s how it SHOULD be, but it’s how it is.

            Second, I wouldn’t treat it any differently than if it was a fully grown human being, and I wouldn’t expect anyone else to put their body at risk to keep me alive.

          • Amos Moses

            “First off, a fetus doesn’t have rights.”

            Then YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS……….

          • Jalapeno

            Hah, based on what, exactly?

          • Amos Moses

            Based on what you just told me,,,,,,, that another being has no rights….

          • Jalapeno

            It’s a fact.

            You get rights when you’re born.

          • Jude

            So if I stab a woman in the stomach while she is eight months pregnant, and the baby dies, but she lives, with what crime will I be charged?

          • Jalapeno

            Fetal homicide.

            Too hard to google for you or something?

          • Jude

            Homicide is the unlawful killing of a person. So, if one can be charged with homicide for the killing of a fetus, the fetus enjoys personhood and all rights derived from personhood. A person’s a person, no matter how small. If I can take away the rights of an inconvenient fetus, then I can take away the rights of an inconvenient jalapeño.

          • Jalapeno

            No..the laws either define the fetus as a person EXPLICITLY for the purpose of that law, and that law only..or they define it in terms of damage to the woman.

          • Amos Moses

            So until you can tell me from where you derive your so called rights, and you seem to think you can deny another their rights at will, then you really have no rights due to the fact that you do not respect anothers rights.

            Slavery used to be the law………..slaves had no rights…… IT IS A FACT………. does not make it right………………… and until you can and will say from where your rights come from,,,,,, then your conversation on this is meaningless……..

          • Jalapeno

            It’s not “at will”.

            You’re the one who seems to think that, by the simple act of having sex, a womans right changes.

            The “when you’re born” applies equally to all, white, woman, man.

            “then you really have no rights due to the fact that you do not respect anothers rights.”

            You don’t respect a pregnant womans rights.

            Why should you have rights then?

          • Amos Moses

            “You’re the one who seems to think that, by the simple act of having sex, a womans right changes.”

            If she becomes pregnant………it DOES……pregnancy does not bestow the right to murder another…………….

            “You don’t respect a pregnant womans rights.”

            No, you don’t think there is any responsibility for their actions…..There ARE……..

            “Why should you have rights then?”

            You do not respect a childs right to life……… why should we respect your right to life? You have no evidence WHATSOEVER that it is not life……….. and a HUMAN life to boot…..

            Until you can explain FROM WHERE your rights originate…………….

          • Jalapeno

            Her rights do not change.

            Oh well though, it seems like the idea of taking away rights for something as simple as having sex appeals to you. Good luck with that.

          • Amos Moses

            Thats right, they do not change………she is bestowed no additional right to murder another no matter who it is, where they are located, how dependent they are, what environment they are in, nor their size………………. she has no right to kill another……

          • Jalapeno

            You just said that her rights change.

            “a womans right changes.”

            “If she becomes pregnant………it DOES……”

          • Amos Moses

            It changes to A RESPONSIBILITY……………… for another human being…….

          • Jalapeno

            So her rights change. Glad you cleared that up.

          • Amos Moses

            But you still have no explanation to where your rights come from……….so you have none………………. because you deny rights to another……..

          • Amos Moses

            10 reasons why i have decided to become prochoice for lion hunting……

            1. Although i am personally opposed to the practice, i don’t want to impose my values on others, so if someone else wants to hunt lions, then who am i to judge. My motto is if you do not like lion hunting then don’t kill one.

            2. Its clear that laws against lion hunting won’t stop lion hunting, it will only make lion hunting dangerous for the lion hunters, because banning lion hunting will drive hunters into remote back alley jungles to seek unsafe hunting. We do not want to return to back alley hunting.

            3. Anti-choicers just sit atop their moral pedestals and dictate that others should not have safe and affordable access to lion hunting, proving they only care about lions and not the hunters.

            4. Whats the harm, afterall, lions are just blobs of tissue, cells, muscles and skin. Its just like killing a cockroach.

            5. Lion hunting should be safe, legal, and rare. But in those cases when a lion is killed, just think of all the good things that come from its death. All the research that could be done with the lions harvested organs. Antichoicers only care about lions, not the countless people who could benefit from the harvested lions organs.

            6. Most people who are against lion hunting are not lion hunters and therefore should have no say in this debate. If you have never been faced with a feirce lion before, you have no right to an opinion on the matter of lion hunting.

            7. Allowing hunters safe and affordable access to lions, liberates and empowers hunters. For too long they have been oppressed and I for one cannot sit quietly by while hunterphobes try turning the clock on hunting rights back a hundred years.

            8. Tax dollars should be used to fund poor lion hunters so they have the same access to lion hunting as the rich.

            9. Lion hunting is simply playing out the survival of the fittest, Darwin would be proud. Who are we to interfere?

            10. Unless antichoicers are willing to adopt every lion in the world then they have no right to tell others what they can do.

            -J.L. Paddison

          • Amos Moses

            She has RESPONSIBILITIES……….. not the same as rights……and they apply……

          • Jude

            Yes, one can be forced to give up their rights.

          • Jude

            Ah, so you are okay with evil as a means to an end. I can kill you, if, in the end, that works out better for me. Because once you start down the path of moral relativism, you don’t necessarily get to pick where it ends. You’re inconvenient to me, therefore I can rip you to pieces and throw you out like so much waste product.

  • joe smith

    She meant murder of the unborn.

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this, does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay everyone for what they have done?” — Proverbs 24:11-12

    “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    There is no human “right” to do a human wrong.

    Abortion kills 3000 humans every day in the US alone, humans who are guilty of no crime, much less a crime deserving the death penalty.

  • Max

    The offshoot from two poison ivy plants.

  • StanW

    Calling abortion a human right would be like saying slavery is a human right!

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Some people said that once. They were called “Democrats” too!

    • gizmo23

      The state of Texas thought so at one time

      • StanW

        Democrats thought so, and many still do!

    • Jude

      Surely someone at a Christian website realizes that slavery was practiced in every nation throughout history.

      • StanW

        So is abortion, which does not make either of them right!

  • Emmanuel

    Does poor little Chelsea know how much a liver is worth? a heart? a spinal cord? I’m guessing she does cuz she’s needs to get paid.

  • Jude

    No, Chelsea. The most important election of your lifetime was the one where your pervert of a father duped people into voting for him. Without that, you would be a nobody, living in Arkansas. No book deals, no television appearances, and no one pandering to you because of your family connections.

  • Chip01

    Nobody WANTS to have an abortion..

    A better job of truthful, factual sex Ed and birth control raining down with easy … Limits the need for abortions.

    Pick your poison,…

    • hytre64

      How about the FACTUAL sexual education that I gave my children…

      “It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”
      “Sex outside of marriage is called *sin*, and it is against God’s will”
      “Wait for marriage, otherwise the cost is too great.”
      “This is how your anatomy is changing, this is the physical anatomy of the other sex, and here is the physical process of how babies are made, grown, and delivered.”
      “When you are ready, we have a process called ‘courtship’, where you can find a Godly spouse, and still remain pure until you are married.”
      “Children are a gift from God. The fruit of the womb is a reward“.

      No extra-marital sex, no out of wedlock pregnancies, no cries for murdering the unborn. This is the way God designed our lives to operate, and it works.

      • Chip01

        Apparently it doesn’t work.

        Your spokeswoman for Abstinence, B Palin, has been knocked up… Twice, out of wedlock.

        And the words “Factua” and “God” do not go together.
        You take it on faith he is up there.. But you have ZERO factual proof.

        • hytre64

          Hmmm…. Lets see. In our church where this is actually taught and lived:

          In the last 20 years –
          number of out of wedlock pregnancies – 1 (though they did marry before the birth of the child)
          Number of abortions – None
          Number of children inside marriages – too many to count.

          Sorry, but God’s ways do work. Are there rebellious children who will reject God’s ways and try to do it their way? Yes – much to their own destruction.

          • Chip01

            Got that factual proof of Gods existence yet? You seemed so sure of it a few posts ago.

            After your church shunned that one poor sole who raised her hand… Do you think any others would be willing to admit to having an out of wedlock baby… Or an abortion?

            Your belief in a God works for you… That’s the proper way to say it.

          • hytre64

            Since you have slandered our church, I will answer. We didn’t “shun” her, we celebrated her wedding with her new husband, gave her a bridal shower, gave her a baby shower, etc.

            As for others having out of wedlock pregnancies/abortions – we are a small enough community of believers that I don’t believe that it would be possible for it to have been kept quiet.

          • Chip01

            I feel for them, then. That’s no way to go through life, in fear of shame

          • hytre64

            What fear of shame?

            The happiest people I know are Christians. They have a close, personal relationship with Jesus and don’t go through life fearing every little thing. They know in their hearts what the Lord has said is good, and what is not. If they screw up, they repent and are forgiven and then they move on.

        • hytre64

          Chip – I was under the impression that at Christian News Net, I was addressing Christians. If you want to troll here, be my guest, but I try not to feed the trolls.

          • Chip01

            So. Live in your bubble. That’s cool. But don’t try to expand that bubble into politics.

  • Peridot Path

    Those claiming that a woman has ” a right ” to murder their unborn proves their
    lack of adherence to the Author of Life. Abhorrent !

    • Nogods

      Jesus is okay with abortion. He is all-powerful and all-knowing, remember. If he wanted to stop abortion, he would. So no need for you to talk on his behalf and pretend to know his will. If he was actually concerned, he will let us all know. And he hasn’t.

      • Peridot Path

        I’ve dealt with your foolishness & hatred toward God , His people ,
        Christian web sites and my posts before.
        You have no power nor authority to tell me what I can or cannot
        post , and I will stand up for the truth about God Almighty , and your
        your permission – and opinions – are not sought for nor required .
        If you continue to hit reply in order to attempt to bully me about my
        posts , I will most certainly turn you in to the moderators for breaking
        the rules. You are a troll , and I’ll treat you as such.

        • You’re right on that, Peridot. “Nogods” is a looongtime troll ID which I’ve come across as far back as almost 2 years ago on sites like Breitbart.

          The operator simply uses that ID to troll Christians, and has a multitude of copy/paste posts at his/her disposal. …sad that a person would dedicate so much time toward a Being they (supposedly) don’t believe exists, but that’s their prerogative, I suppose.

          I’d flag the post and move on. This site is rather soft on moderating though, so I’m not sure if it would do much good here.

          • Peridot Path

            I flagged both of their posts and as of this morning they were
            removed , but they did leave my strong response to that
            troll , to which I am grateful. Have a good day . 🙂

        • Nogods

          Still defending your god and speaking on his behalf as he is obviously incapable of doing that himself. Zeus has the same problem.

  • Nogods

    Don’t worry my Christian friends, abortion is Jesus-approved. He is completely unconcerned with this issue and has once again decided to sit this one out. If he didn’t want abortion to happen, he would do something about it. He is all-powerful, remember. And his complete silence should tell you that he just doesn’t care. So don’t mess with his plan. Put down your guns, cancel the protests, and just go back to hating gays, Jews, black people, Muslims, and anyone else not exactly like you – there is nothing to see here.

  • Yup and this thanks to the 18th-century founders and the rights culture they created when they replaced Biblical responsibilities with Enlightenment rights.

    See blog article “America’s Road to Hell: Paved With Rights.” Click on my picture, then our website. Go to our Blog and scroll down to title.

  • Truthhurts24

    The apple really didn’t fall far from the tree. She is just like her mother a satanic airhead.

  • sarah

    Women are so stupid and manipulated. The time to exercise your “choice” is before you get pregnant. You don’t choose to have unprotected sex, then “exercise another choice” to not take responsibility for that first choice. I’m going to rob a bank, then when I get caught, I will exercise my choice – because I’m a woman – to deny the results of my actions. How stupid is that? But – politicians know – if they can sell you that, they can sell you anything.

  • ConCern

    Chelsea, are you mad at Hilary, she did not exercise that right on you?
    Why would a woman do that and murder the next Husband / wife to your child?

  • Gena B

    Wow, so basically she is saying “It’s a human right to kill someone and to torture them before doing so. It’s a good thing to murder and keep it legal and because God doesn’t agree with me when I read his Bible I will have to just change the way I see God.” Sick

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Unborn babies are humans, too. Every human being has a right to life. Murder crime (abortion) cannot be a right. Chelsea Clinton should be happy her mother did not abort her when she was in the womb. It’s evil that a survivor commends murder of fellow human beings.

  • 201821208 :)

    “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,..murders ,..wickedness, deceit,,..pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:21-23