Hillary Clinton didn’t get the award she was seeking this year, but Planned Parenthood is going to make sure she doesn’t finish 2017 empty-handed. The abortion organization is planning to bestow its “Champion of the Century” award upon the failed Democratic presidential candidate, honoring Clinton for “her 40 years of service to women and girls in this country.”
In other words, her steadfast commitment to making abortion as widespread, popular, and destigmatized as possible in the United States – baby killing under the guise of feminism. Truly, an award you can show off to your granddaughter when you feel like bragging about all the good you’ve done in your life.
Clinton will get the award at a May 2 Planned Parenthood celebration in New York City. The theme of the gala is “100 Years Strong,” and it’s being thrown to commemorate the organization’s centennial anniversary.
“We’re proud to celebrate Planned Parenthood’s 100 years of strength and resilience at this moment in our history, as well as the tremendous outpouring of support for Planned Parenthood and our patients,” said Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards. “This Gala is a powerful reminder that Planned Parenthood has been around for 100 years and will continue to be here for the people who rely on us, no matter what.”
Clinton’s allegiance to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry has never been in doubt. As a presidential candidate, Clinton proved to be an extremist on the issue of abortion, advocating for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prevents tax money from going to fund abortion in the U.S.
“Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all,” Clinton said last year. “Not as long as we have laws on the books like the Hyde amendment, making it harder for low-income women to exercise their full rights.”
Clinton has also advocated for removing restrictions on later-tern abortions.
While running for the Senate in 2000, she said, “I can support a ban on late-term abortions, including partial-birth abortions, so long as the health and life of the mother is protected. I’ve met women who faced this heart-wrenching decision toward the end of a pregnancy. Of course it’s a horrible procedure. No one would argue with that. But if your life is at stake, if your health is at stake, if the potential for having any more children is at stake, this must be a woman’s choice.”
But this is one of those strawman arguments that ignores the reality, which is that abortion is hardly ever needed to protect the life of the mother. It’s another pro-choice fallacy meant to remove all legal barriers between women and their precious abortions, thus making it much easier for organizations like Planned Parenthood to operate.
Planned Parenthood, in turn, makes sure their loyal politicians are well rewarded for fighting the good fight; they dumped more than $30 million into the 2016 race, and you can imagine that no small part of that went to their gal Hillary.