Marco Rubio recently spoke about his views on abortion, and in particular, in cases where the pregnancy resulted as a result of rape or incest:
Marco Rubio has defended his record as an opponent of abortion, against criticism arising from his statement during the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday that he had never advocated for exceptions of any kind, even if a woman’s life was in danger or when she had been raped.
“I personally and deeply believe that all human life is worthy of the protection of our laws,” the Florida senator said, in an interview broadcast on NBC on Sunday. “I believe that irrespective of the conditions in which that life was conceived or anything else.”
Hillary Clinton saw an opening and attempted to release some kind of inner Ronald Reagan in a weird way when she decided to attack Marco Rubio (not by name) for his views on abortion. However, in doing so, she thought it might be a good idea to let the country know just how much older she is than Senator Rubio:
The age difference notwithstanding, Hillary seemingly has gone all out on her support for abortion rights in light if the Planned Parenthood videos showing people from Planned Parenthood negotiating fees for body parts from aborted fetuses. Hillary had called the videos, “disturbing”:
Question: I wanted to ask you about the Planned Parenthood videos. Have you seen those?
Clinton: “I have seen pictures from them and I obviously find them disturbing. Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions.
She in fact, seemed to support a congressional inquiry of there was one:
And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about, you know, the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country. And if there’s going to be any kind of congressional inquiry, it should look at everything and not just one part of it.”
That all changed within days. The video shows her using strong language against Rubio:
Clinton added that Rubio’s abortion position “is as offensive and troubling a comment as you could hear” from a Republican presidential candidate.
Marco Rubio, was not backing down and his campaign issued a statement from the Senator:
“Hillary Clinton supports abortion even at the stage when an unborn child can feel pain; she has defended partial birth abortions as a ‘fundamental right;’ she opposes requiring parents to be notified that their minor daughter is having an abortion; she supports funding Planned Parenthood even after they have been exposed for their role in selling the organs of unborn children; and she supports using taxpayer money to pay for abortions overseas,” Rubio’s statement read.
While Hillary seems to be staking out the “war on women” position, her comments about Rubio’s age seemed rather bizarre. With millennials a big voting bloc, the idea of pointing out her 35 year age difference with Rubio will likely be a hindrance, not a positive.DONATE
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