Hillary Clinton Tells Planned Parenthood: Legal Abortion ‘Saved Lives,’ Kept Women in Work Force

Clinton-compressedWASHINGTON — During a speech before supporters of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday that she believes legalizing abortion has helped to keep women in the workplace, and thus has aided the economy.

“Roe v. Wade guaranteed the right to safe, legal abortion, so young women were no longer dying in emergency rooms and back alleys from botched abortions, and this is a fact that is not often heard, but I hope you will repeat it,” she said at the Washington, D.C. gathering.

“America’s maternal mortality rate dropped dramatically, and it turns out being able to plan their families not only saved women’s lives, it also transformed them because it meant that women were able to get education, build careers, enter new fields and rise as far as their talent and hard work would take them,” Clinton declared.

She praised “[a]ll the opportunities that follow when women are able to stay healthy and choose whether and when to become mothers.”

Clinton said that birth control has likewise helped the economy because it has kept women in the work force instead of at home raising children.

“Today, the percentage of women who finish college is six times what it was before birth control was legal,” she stated. “Women represent half of all college graduates in America and nearly half our labor force and our whole economy then is better off.”

“The movement of women into the work force, a paid work force, over the past 40 years was responsible for more than $3.5 trillion in growth in our economy,” Clinton said.

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She said that as secretary of state, she disliked observing the lack of abortion and birth control in other countries, stating that it consigned women to “lives of hardship.”

“I traveled to parts of the world … where the denial of family planning consigns women to lives of hardship,” Clinton stated. “I visited countries where governments have strictly regulated women’s reproduction, either forcing women to have abortions or forcing women to get pregnant and give birth. Everything I have seen has convinced me that life is freer, fairer, safer and far more humane when women are empowered to make their own reproductive choices.”

She was met with applause and cheers at several points in her speech, which lasted for approximately half an hour.

As previously reported, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a Reagan appointee, made similar statements about how abortion has kept women in the workforce in the 1992 ruling of Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

“For two decades of economic and social developments, people have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail,” wrote O’Connor on behalf of the court.

“The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives,” she said.

Planned Parenthood, founded by feminist and eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger, outlined in its annual report released at the end of December that the organization performed 323,999 abortions nationwide during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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  • TheBottomline4This

    This woman is a loon!!!

    • Charles

      She’s EVIL..

  • Josey

    “Roe v. Wade guaranteed the right to safe, legal abortion, so young women were no longer dying in emergency rooms and back alleys from botched abortions, and this is a fact that is not often heard, but I hope you will repeat it,” she said at the Washington, D.C. gathering, says Clinton…
    Motto of the NWO is tell a lie enough and ppl will begin to believe it, I am sure she hopes they will keep repeating it, where is the factual evidence Mrs. Clinton?There is no proof or statistics on women dying in back alleys or emergency rooms to begin with, there might be a few insane women who in times past stuck a hanger up there to kill her unborn child and the consequence for her in doing so might have been death but it was rare and still does not give an excuse to kill babies in the womb today, that will not fly on judgement day and making money as in jobs to those who participate in this barbaric occult death ritual is not going to fly with a Holy God either, it is disgusting that she even suggest so! Soon, very soon Jesus Christ is coming as Judge of this world and they will not be able to hide from HIm! Glory, honor and praise to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever! I will forever praise Him, He alone is worthy!

    • Jalapeno

      There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to show how many people were being hurt / killed from unsafe abortions. Many doctors talking about the things they saw, many women talking about how often their friends were doing things like that and how much they had to hide it.

      • Oboehner

        Dumpsters full of dead babies, and a booming “human parts” sales business is anecdotal?

        • Jalapeno


          Stories about women dying or being majorly hurt from illegal abortions is anecdotal.

          • Diane Crouse

            Please post a site or statistics to prove that. There are statisics that prove however that more than 50 million babies have been aborted so that a woman can have a carer and make money and contribute to the econemy, ust as Hikkary said..I bet your statistics of woman being killed in back allies will not even come close to that. In fact I know that it will not. I want to point out also that, Roe v Wade, a Supreme Court case brought by one woman was supposed to give a woman an option if she was raped, insested or would die if she carried her baby to full term. That law case did not say nor provide for abortions as a form of birth control on demand. Once that pandoras box was opened though the lie that abortion was now legal was promoted by the lovers of Margret Sanger and her agenda, the free love free sex movements and womans rights groups that like Hillary see education and careers and making money and helping the econemy as the most important issues of all women. The push for abortion on demand and the court cases started across this Nation to legalize abortion in all States. Hillary who worships at the feet of her beloved Margret Sanger, a ugenics pusher. Oh yes Margret wanted to make sure that abortions could be legalized in order to eliminate those that she considered unsuitable people. Blacks were one of her target groups. Oh she was also a dear friend of Karl Marx. Yes a real woman of chactor and care for humans. NOT. Hillary is a believer in the idea that the world is too populated and therefore she is all for killing babies, not just here in the U.S. but world wide, she said so herself. The blood of 100s of millions of babies world wilde cry out to Our Father in heaven and He does hear them just as he heard the blood of Able when his brother murdered him and He will avenge their blood and it will be those who promote and provide this bloodshed of the innocent. To those whom may not believe in our Father in heaven, that is your problem,, it does not make Him null and void, it just makes you an unbeliever.

          • Jalapeno

            How do you expect there to be accurate statistics for illegal abortions? We know that they happened, and there’s reason to believe that they would start happening on a large scale again.

            “Margret wanted to make sure that abortions could be legalized”

            Sanger was pro-life.

          • Bob Johnson

            https://www.guttmacher dot org/about/gpr/2003/03/lessons-roe-will-past-be-prologue

            replace ” dot ” with “.”

          • Bob Johnson

            A newer article
            https://www.guttmacher dot org/about/gpr/2009/11/facts-and-consequences-legality-incidence-and-safety-abortion-worldwide

            replace ” dot ” with “.”

          • Oboehner

            Stories about you knowing how things operate are purely anecdotal.

          • Jalapeno

            I’d welcome any information about why you think I’m wrong.

            .. Don’t worry though, I know you can’t. Words get confusing for you.

          • Oboehner

            “I’d welcome any information about why you think I’m wrong.”

            “… Degeneration has already begun. Eugenists demonstrate that two-thirds of our manhood of military age are physically too unfit to shoulder a rifle; that the feeble-minded, the syphilitic, the irresponsible and the defective breed unhindered; … that the vicious circle of mental and physical defect, delinquency and beggary is encouraged, by the unseeing and unthinking sentimentality of our age, to populate asylum, hospital and prison. All these things the Eugenist sees and points out with a courage entirely admirable”
            Source: Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization (1922), p. 175.

            “Sanger was pro-life.”

            Just because you lack simple understanding doesn’t mean I’m confused.

          • Jalapeno

            “While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.”

            “Human society must protect its children–yes, but prenatal care is most essential! The child-to-be, as yet not called into being, has rights no less imperative.”

            Both quote from Sanger.

  • meamsane

    The borg mind spouts non-sense again.

  • Becky

    Basically, she’s advocating that women murder their defenseless babies in exchange for an education and career, which will, sequentially, improve the economy, whilst remaining the picture of health. She’s delusional…to say the least. There is plenty of evidence that proves otherwise and it’s readily available for the world to see. It’s even available for the women who are contemplating the murder of their babies and damaging their minds/bodies…stupid women! If they bothered to read it, instead of simply following the words of false teachers, they’d find that evidence shows that their “lives of hardship” will begin after they’ve murdered their babies. They can gain the world, but their own mind/body will never allow them to suppress the atrocity they committed against their own baby.

    • Oboehner

      Woman in the workforce are taxable while their children are in the hands of the state indoctrination machine.

  • ComeOnPeople!

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own SELVES, covetous, boasters, PROUD, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, UNHOLY, Without natural affection, TRUCEBREAKERS, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, HIGHMINDED, lovers of PLEASURE more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers LUSTS, Ever learning, and NEVER ABLE to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also RESIST the truth: men of CORRUPT MINDS, reprobate concerning the faith.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Hillary is wrong. God will avenge the shed blood of unwanted children. America will lose the land. (Genesis ch. 4, Revelation ch. 20-22)

  • Mike Mason

    Republican politicians are notorious for their war on women. Fighting Equal Rights Amendments, Fighting Equal pay for equal work laws. Fighting Women’s Health clinics, funding for birth control and abortions. They are even closing down Women’s Health clinics that supply affordable birth control to prevent the need for an abortion. Causing an increase in the very thing they want to prevent.

    If you want to reduce the number of abortions: reduce poverty.

    Human life does not begin at conception; it is a gradual continuum starting with a single microscopic cell, zygote, blastocyst, embryo, forming tissue, organs, systems and finally a complete organism. Without sufficient complexities of systems, life is not independently viable. Around half of all fertilized eggs die and are lost or, “spontaneously aborted”, usually before the woman knows she is pregnant. Most states set the legal gestational time limit for an abortion at 26 weeks or less. A fetus before 29 weeks is not a sentient being. In fact JAMA study states: “Fetal awareness of noxious stimuli requires functional thalamocortical connections. Thalamocortical fibers begin appearing between 23 to 30 weeks’ gestational age, while electroencephalography suggests the capacity for functional pain perception in preterm neonates probably does not exist before 29 or 30 weeks.” [1] At 29 weeks the fetus is incapable of even the most basic and primordial response.

    Studies have found that the majority of women that have abortions are in a low income bracket and often can’t afford to raise a child. Nearly half (51%) of the 6.6 million pregnancies in the United States each year (3.4 million) are unintended. [2] There are about 62 million US women of childbearing age 15–44. Around 54% of women who have an abortion were using a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant. Women whose incomes fell below the federal poverty level ($10,830 for a single woman with no children) accounted for 42% of all abortions in 2008. [3]Women earn 78.3 % of what men earn with a wage gap of 21.7%. [4]

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that for a child born in 2012 the cost is $241,080 for food, shelter and other necessities over the next 17 years, which translates to about $301,970 when adjusted for inflation. [5]

    Abstinence-only education simply does not work. In the study entitled, Federally Funded Adolescent Abstinence Promotion Programs: An Evaluation of Evaluations, concluded that they were aware of “no methodologically sound studies that demonstrate the effectiveness” of abstinence-only curricula. [6]

    In 2010, an estimated 19.1 million women were in need of publicly funded services and supplies because they either had an income below 250% of the federal poverty level or were younger than 20 (and are assumed to have a low personal income). Women with no discretionary income simply can’t afford birth control. The federal and state governments provide funding for family planning services and supplies to help women meet these challenges. [7] 85% of women that do not use birth control become pregnant. [8] Do you really want about 16 million (19.1 million x 85%) additional unintended births per year by women who can’t afford to support them?

    Denying women reproductive choice means more children supported by welfare and higher taxes. Increasing that which we want to decrease.

    Luckily due to a provision in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires insurers to cover most types of birth control with no copay. Reducing the need for abortions in the first place. But this has also been threatened to be overturned by Republicans

    But if women can’t get an abortion because the Women’s Health Clinics are closed down. Who will pay for OBYN and hospital bill for the delivery? Medicaid? Who will support the on average, 1 million per year fetuses women have been forced to bring to term? Mothers on welfare? Government subsidized Orphanages? Government subsidized foster parents? According to AFCARS Report #19, in 2011 there were already approximately 400,540 children in foster care waiting to be adopted. Then who pays for the infrastructure that these 18 million additional children will need, like schools and hospitals?

    (1 million x 18 years to reach adulthood= 18 million). Planned Parenthood “services saved taxpayers an estimated $7.09 for every public dollar spent.” [9]Planned Parenthood reduces taxes.

    In 2013, approximately 10.9 million school-age children 5 to 17 years old were in families living in poverty. [10] Children that are raised in poverty are statistically less likely to do well in school and live in areas where housing is cheap; could there be a connection between low housing cost, low property taxes, low school funding and low grades? Definitely, a cross-state study, Card and Payne (2002) found

    “evidence that equalization of spending levels leads to a narrowing of test score outcomes across family

    background groups.” [11] If that was not enough, there is also a strong correlation between poverty and child abuse.

    However, those with a low per-capita income are forced to move to areas with cheaper housing. Businesses tend to avoid areas with high concentrations of people with low per capita income. This limits employment opportunities.

    People often turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with their situations. They use substances in an attempt to attain temporary relief from their problems. [12]Since the “War on Drugs” treats substance abuse as a crime and not as a treatable disease, it increases incarceration rates. Addictive disorders disrupt relationships with family and friends and often cause people to lose their jobs. A 2008 survey by the United States Conference of Mayors found that substance abuse was the single largest cause of homelessness. Some become substance abusers after they become homeless. Vagrancy, panhandling, trespassing, are also crimes, so the effects of poverty become a crime.

    Without legitimate avenues for upward mobility, it is more likely for teenagers to commit property crime and sell drugs to make money. Crime is much more dangerous and on average pays less than the minimum wage. [13]So most would rather live and earn an honest living, if they had the opportunity. This increases incarceration rates and once they have a record, it is even harder to get a job, leading to recidivism.

    Studies found that homicides were disproportionately concentrated in areas of poverty. Three of these (by Bullock, Beasley and Antunes , and Mladenka and Hill studied violent crime in Houston. Like Shaw and McKay, each reported high correlations between violent crime rates and measures of poverty. [14] Due to the greater likelihood for violent crimes being reported, they are considered “index crimes” for lesser property crimes.

    The U.S. Department of Justice states that,” 67.8% of released prisoners were

    arrested for a new crime within 3 years, and 76.6% were arrested within 5 years. Within 5 years of release, 82.1% of property offenders were arrested for a new crime, compared to 76.9% of drug offenders, 73.6% of public order offenders, and 71.3% of violent offenders.” [15]

    The average annual operating cost per inmate in 2010 was $31,307 and with 2.4 million people behind bars, the totaled costs U.S. taxpayers $63.4 billion a year. [16]

    Yet, the full cost to society is incalculable. Once again poverty is one of the main causes for a sociological problem. Wouldn’t it make sense to spend a little of this money wasted on the broken prison system, to educate, employ, pay a living wage and van pool teenagers to a job before they get into a life of crime?

    As Steven Levitt’s and Steven Dubner’s states in their book, Freakonomics that with the availability of women’s health clinics, birth control and abortions, crime rates have gone down. [17]

    Paying women a living wage, free birth control and employee day care would curtail the need for abortions and help break the vicious cycle of poverty and crime.

    Republicans keep voting to keep minimum wage low, so that employers will have cheap labor, forcing employees to live on food stamps, food pantries and free clinics. At a National Minimum Wage of 7.25 x 40 hours/week x 52 weeks/year = $15,080 per year, if they can even get full time work.

    CEOs earn 331 times as much as average workers, 774 times as much as minimum wage earners. American CEOs in 2013 earned an average of $11.7 million. [18] In 2012, 3.6 million workers had wages at or below the federal minimum wage. [19] This is because you are not being fairly compensated for the value you add to the products and services you help create. Nevertheless, this is only the tip of the iceberg; much more money is paid to the Company Board members and stockholders. Or held within the business entity itself.

    The Gross Domestic Product or GDP is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s borders which for 2014 was $17,348,000,000,000. To put this into perspective, if every employee got an equal slice of this pie, your slice would average out to be $116,554 annually or $56 an hour. If Congress approved a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, it would reduce the poverty rate of working-age Americans by 1.7 percentage points, lifting about 6.8 million people out of poverty. [20] Since Welfare is means tested this would effectively lift them above the qualification limits, reducing taxes.

    Even though the employer benefits from this cheap labor, employers push their wage expense off their accounting books and onto the charities and taxpayers. This is back door corporate welfare. Then Republicans vote against social welfare programs, but gladly tax workers income while giving businesses tax incentives. By forcing employers to pay a living wage, it will put the wage expense back on to the employers accounting books. It will lessen the economic forces fueling the vicious cycle of poverty, abortions, crime, and higher taxes. The Republican austerity programs are exacerbating the very things they say they are against.

    You are welcomed to use any reference below for your own post. When you use verifiable facts and strong logic to support your argument, it forces your opponent to use

    illogical and lies to support their view.

    Works Cited

    [1] “Fetal Pain A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence,” JAMA, 2005.

    [2] F. L. a. Z. MR, “Shifts in intended and unintended pregnancies in the United States, 2001-2008,” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 104(S1), pp. S44-S48., 2014.

    [3] “Women’s Health stats & facts,” The American congress of obstetricians and gynecologists, 2011.

    [4] ” Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, Women’s to men’s earnings ratio and wage gap,” U.S. Census Bureau.

    [5] “What Does It Cost to Raise a Child?,” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA).

    [6] H. D. Boonstra, “Advocates Call for a New Approach After the Era of ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex Education, Guttmacher Policy Review Winter 2009, Volume 12, Number 1,”.

    [7] ” Contraceptive Needs and Services, 2010,” Guttmacher Institute,, New York, 2013..

    [8] “Contraceptive failure in the United States,” 2011, p. 83(5):397–404..

    [9] A. S. M. R. Z. a. L. B. F. Jennifer J. Frost, “Return on Investment: A Fuller Assessment of the Benefits and Cost Savings of the US Publicly Funded Family Planning Program, The Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 92, No.,” Guttmacher Institute.

    [10] “Children Living in Poverty,” U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics, May 2015.

    [11] “School finance reform, the distribution of school spending, and the distribution of student test scores,” Journal of Public Economics, 2002, pp. 83 (1), 49–82.

    [12] “Substance Abuse and Homelessness,” National Coalition for the Homeless, July 2009.

    [13] S. D. L. a. S. J. Dubner, “Why drug dealers live with their moms,” April 24, 2005.

    [14] J. F. J. Short, “Poverty, Ethnicity, and Violent Crime,” Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

    [15] “Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010,” U.S. Department of Justice.

    [16] “The cost of a nation of incarceration,” CBS News, April 23, 2012, 5:15 PM.

    [17] J. Donohue and J. Levitt, “he Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime” or the more popular book and film “Freakonomics”.,” 2001.

    [18] “Report: CEOs Earn 331 Times As Much As Average Workers, 774 Times As Much As Minimum Wage Earners”.

    [19] “Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012.

    [20] A. Dubeu, “Minimum Wages and the Distribution of Family Incomes,” December 30, 2013.

  • AkRidgie

    As a woman, I have always found it difficult to understand why it is laudable and worthy of applause that women treat themselves like they were men. Instead of embracing part of what it means to be female, to be a woman, women want to pretend that part does not exist. Imagine if all the effort (and the tax dollars) put forth to defend abortion was put forth into maternity/paternity leave requirements, daycare assistance, post-natal care, and life planning (job, family, money, goals, spending, etc.) what could be accomplished for women (and men!). I wonder what could be accomplished if we embraced the biology of a woman and gave her the tools to thrive, with or without a man. Right now, abortion is not a tool, it is a weapon.
    When we are talking about a healthy mother, who was not raped/or a victim of incest, with a healthy pregnancy aborting her baby we are not talking about health care. We are talking about sex, plain and simple. We are talking about women wanting to have sex like men, with no strings. Men are only able to have no strings sex because women and the community of men no longer hold a man accountable for a child he created. Abortion give women the escape from accountability as well. Abortion is not a cure, it is a symptom of a great problem. A problem with men, a problem with women, and a problem with a society who applauds the killing of children.

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  • Peter Johnson

    Nowhere in this article did clinton recommend that women should have abortions for no reason? In fact, this statement by her is proof that she has no desire to force anyone to abort a child:

    “I traveled to parts of the world … where the denial of family planning consigns women to lives of hardship,” Clinton stated. “I visited countries where governments have strictly regulated women’s reproduction, either forcing women to have abortions or forcing women to get pregnant and give birth. Everything I have seen has convinced me that life is freer, fairer, safer and far more humane when women are empowered to make their own reproductive choices.”

    As a liberal, I favor abortions in cases where either the mother or her child is in danger of dying due to extreme complications during pregnancies. However, I am not, nor do I know anyone who thinks abortions should be regarded as light or convenient procedures. Most women agonize before making such a decision, before either carrying it through, or deciding to have her child. And even a liberal like myself can see the value in parental notification before any young women decides to have an abortion.

    For the most part, though Clintons’ support for “family planning,”merely represents the fact that women should have access to birth control pills or use some other kind of contraceptive in order to have the ability to plan at least par,t of her life. She did not say that all women must use birth control either, just that the option be available to them. And I assure you Clinton is also not saying that “family planning” represents the right of any woman to have any abortion–simply because they want access to contraceptives and the freedom to practice reproductive health–not just to access convenient ways to terminate any pregnancy, at anyone’s whims?

    I am sure that those of you who oppose legal abortions are sincere in your faith and in your concern for unborn children, but please realize that family planning is not just some sort of abortion service. If you will, please contemplate the extra control women might have over ther jobs and occupations, especially if they are able to delay pregnancies until their own security and way of life have been firmly establish–making them better parents who are able decide when to have children!

    I don’t know if any liberal who truly advocates for any woman regardless of their age and social circumstances, should have the ability to obtain abortions for any reason at all? All they are saying is that some pregnancies become a danger to mother and child and require their families
    to save the life of one, the other–or both–all of which should be a decision made by the parents and family members–not subjected to the control of big government regulation. And although it may be easy to do, I recommend that everyone should treat pregnant women with respect and not pass judgement, just because they may be trapped in circumstances over which they have no control, or, because she or her child may be at risk of dying if her baby is not aborted! and that kind of decision is one that needs to be made regarding both mother and child, and should not be up to the government to dictate.

    In the event that an abortion may possibly be required to save a the life of either the mother or child, only she and her family should be able to make that decision. And if the abortion is done early in the pregnancy, when the fetus has not yet developed a nervous system that can feel fear or pain then under those circumstances she should have the moral right to abort it. One criticism of your goals that I would make, is that you should not demonizes those who seek abortions, but rather, debate the issue with mutual respect. Articles like the above focus on claims and statements I have never heard uttered even once by my liberal friends, and may be designed to create hatred of those who believe that abortions may sometimes be required–especially when needed to save mother or the child! So please avoid spreading hateful responses aimed at those who disagree with you, so that they will be motivated not to vilinize or mischaracterize you either!