by Kevin Dawson
In a presidential race featuring Hillary Clinton — perhaps the most pro-abortion candidate ever — pro-life advertisements are bound to flood the airwaves. Now, March for Life Action is here with your newest, easily digestible information on abortion in the United States. Clinton, endorsed by Planned Parenthood, has been a vocal advocate for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal tax dollars being used to fund abortions. “Consensus,” March for Life Action’s new ad, takes information from a Marist Poll released in July 2016 to cut through the spin regarding Hyde:
The strongest takeaways from this ad? Eight out of 10 Americans believe that there should be real, legal limits on abortion, a stance which is opposed by a number of vocally pro-abortion politicians, many of whom would like to see abortion legal right up until birth. Notable among them? Hillary Clinton.
Just to reiterate: Hillary Clinton supports legal abortion up until the moment of birth. And she wants every American, including those who believe abortion kills a child in the womb, to pay for it.
As “Consensus” points out, however, almost two-thirds of Americans oppose federal funding for abortions. The reasoning for this is simple — those who oppose abortion oppose it (for the most part) because it involves willful destruction of a human life. No taxpayer wants to see their money go directly to abortion providers for this express purpose.
Even if pro-abortion politicians like Hillary Clinton disagree, and insist that a fetus is different than a human, they should be able to agree that conscientious objectors to abortion should not be forced to subsidize it. March for Life Action is doing an excellent job here of making this argument public.
Kevin Dawson is the Operations Manager at American Principles Project.