Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized recent pro-life wins, comparing actions that protect unborn life to those in countries around the world where women’s rights have historically been severely restricted.
At the Women’s Voice Summit held at the Clinton Presidential Center in Arkansas on Friday, Clinton said the United States was like Sudan and Afghanistan with regard to abortion.
“It’s so shocking to think that in any way we’re related to poor Afghanistan and Sudan,” she said. “But as an advanced economy as we allegedly are, on this measure, we unfortunately are rightly put with them.”
“This struggle is between autocracy and democracy from our country to places we can’t even believe we’re being compared to,” she said.
In Sudan, abortion is legal if a child was conceived in rape or if the mother’s life is in danger. In Afghanistan, it is only allowed to save the life of the mother.
In an interview with Christiane Amanpour, Clinton also spoke about women’s rights and where we are as a country today.
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“We have come a long way … on so many fronts, but we are also in a period of time where there is a lot of pushback and much of the progress that has been, I think, taken for granted by too many people is under attack: literally under attack in places like Iran or Afghanistan or Ukraine — where rape is a tactic of war — or under attack by political and cultural forces in a country like our own when it comes to women’s health care and bodily autonomy,” Clinton said, adding that people have voted in favor of abortion since the Supreme Court’s ruling.
“We have work to do to try to defend our rights, to stand up for them. And what we’ve seen, particularly since the Dobbs decision across our country, is that when voters — both men and women, but led by women — have a chance to vote on these draconian abortion restrictions, they do not accept them,” Clinton said.
The Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade over the summer in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The high court decided to give the right to decide abortion laws back to the states rather than mandating that every state allow abortion up to the point of viability.
Clinton went on to spread misinformation about pro-life laws and the medical care that women receive under them.
“We’ll see what happens in states like Arkansas and so many others when we face real-world problems, as we have seen already where women with miscarriages go in for medical care and are turned away,” she said. “When maybe, God forbid, a woman dies because that health care is denied her.”