Do the beliefs of Hillary Clinton's church translate into the personal beliefs of
Hillary Clinton? They do, but not completely. The beliefs of her church mirror Hillary Clinton's
personal beliefs on most but not all key issues.
On homosexuality, for example, Hillary Clinton's
beliefs match her church's beliefs (see
Hillary Clinton Religion). Hillary Clinton is an ardent supporter of
homosexual marriage despite clear
Bible Verses Against
Homosexuality. In fact, Hillary Clinton was the first First Lady to march in a
gay pride parade.
"We oppose the use of late-term abortion known as
dilation and extraction (partial-birth abortion) and call for the end of this
practice except when the physical life of the mother is in danger and no other
medical procedure is available..."
During her October 8, 2000 US Senate candidate debate in New York, Hillary Clinton said:
have said many times that 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."
Hillary Clinton correctly described late term abortion as a
"horrible procedure" since it is a
particularly gruesome form of baby murder (see
Abortion Is Murder).
But she then stated that this murder is preferable to all three alternatives:
(1) danger to the "life" of the mother; (2)
detriment to the "health" of the mother; and
(3) the inconvenience of "having any more children."
At the 2015 Women In the World Summit, Hillary Clinton acknowledged that
abortion, which she euphemistically called,
"reproductive health care," conflicts with religious beliefs, and
declared that "religious beliefs ... have to be
"Far too many women are still denied critical access
to reproductive health care and safe childbirth. All the laws we've passed don’t
count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice, not
just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will, and
deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be