Planned Parenthood Honors Hillary Clinton with “Champion of the Century” award

By Dave Andrusko

Hillary Clinton at Women for Women International Luncheon [Reuters]

Hillary Clinton at Women for Women International Luncheon [Reuters]

You would expect someone who received Planned Parenthood’s “Champion of the Century” award to be in lockstep with the largest abortion “provider” in the known galaxy and that’s what Hillary Clinton delivered at Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary gala Tuesday.

Laura Bassett, writing at the Huffington Post, tells us that Clinton

said abortion is a health and core economic issue. But, she added, “anyone who wants to lead should also understand that fundamentally, this is an issue of morality.”

“Let us respect people’s convictions,” she said. “But never back down from our commitment to defend the ability of every woman to make these deeply personal decisions for herself. I wish there were common ground, but I know for sure it is higher ground.”

A few paragraphs later

Clinton said she finds it “bewildering” when people ask her why she cares so much about women’s health issues.

“I’m a grandmother,” she said, “and much to the surprise of many, I am a human being. I’m also a person of faith who doesn’t take my positions lightly or come to them with a cavalier attitude.”

No pro-lifer, and certainly not me, would ever accuse Mrs. Clinton of being “cavalier” about abortion. She is deadly serious.

She believes with complete conviction that abortion is a positive good; ardently believes there should never, ever be a limit on abortion; fervently believes there need be no reason for abortion; and believes, with missionary zeal, in going forth to destroy protective abortion statutes around the world.

Of course Mrs. Clinton is “a human being.” So, too, are the hundreds of millions of additional unborn children around the world who will die if she and her friends at International Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes, International, and Ipas have their way.

Just a word in passing, about Clinton’s continuing blindness to her own role in losing to pro-life Donald Trump. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake captured in two sentences the thrust of her performance at a Women for Women International Luncheon:

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she takes “absolute personal responsibility” for her 2016 loss. But she doesn’t, really.

And the worst part is that her comments are just a down payment on the self-delusion she will be peddling at book length:

Clinton suggested in an interview at a “Women for Women” event in New York that her forthcoming book would include plenty about how misogyny contributed to her loss, adding it to the blame she has assigned to FBI Director James B. Comey and Russian hacking. And by the end of the interview, she also blamed the debate questions she was asked.

The total picture was of a candidate only adding to the things she blames for her loss rather than truly looking inward. She acknowledged her own flaws, yes, but she also seemed to suggest they were rather inconsequential and at one point appeared to sarcastically dismiss the magnitude of them.

The most embarrassing comment, because it was transparently false and so easily disproved, was when Clinton said

“I’ve watched a million presidential debates in my life, and I was waiting for the moment when one of the people asking the questions would have said, ‘Well, so, exactly how are you going to create more jobs?’ Right? I mean, I thought that, you know, at some moment that would happen.”

But everyone knew that the first question in the first debate out of the moderator, Lester Holt, was about jobs! Indeed, Holt didn’t like Trump’s first response and pressed him for more specifics.

Can’t wait for her new book. By the time it is published, in addition to ramped up allegations of misogyny, no doubt she will find 300 other reasons–all having nothing to do with her disastrous campaign and her personal unpleasantness–to explain why she lost.

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