Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hillary in Canada: Maternal Health Includes Access to Abortion

Quote of the Day

“You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health and reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortions. I do not think governments should be involved in making these decisions. It is perfectly legitimate for people to hold their own personal views based on conscience, religion or any other basis. But I’ve always believed that the government should not intervene in decisions of such intimacy.”

Abortion is health care? Who will tell the President of the U.S.? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was responding to a question from the media and, thus, weighing in on the Canadian controversy over whether conservative Prime Minister Harper’s maternal and child health initiative at the G8 summit this year will include access to contraception AND abortion.

"I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill."