WATCH: Chelsea Clinton Says Banning Abortion in America Is “Unchristian”
In an interview with SiriusMX’s “Signal Boost” on Thursday, Chelsea Clinton said that she believes it to be “unchristian”to go back to a time before Roe v. Wade in America.
“How do you keep going in the hopes that your daughter doesn’t have to have this fight?” asked feminist and Signal Boost co-host Jess McIntosh, in reference to the “fight” to keep abortion legal.
“Every day I make the moral choice to be optimistic that my efforts and my energies, particularly when I’m fortunate enough to be in partnership with fellow travelers, hopefully will make a difference,”Chelsea responded.
“And when I think about all of the statistics — that are painful — of what women are confronting,” she continued, “today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre-Roe and how many women died and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that.”
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“That’s unconscionable to me, and also, I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also unchristian to me,” she concluded.
Clinton also mentioned in the interview that she faced lots of hatred last month when she linked the legalization of abortion to economic improvement.
“You handle the hate pretty well,” said co-host Zerlina Maxwell. “Anti-choice folks are really some of the ugliest, and gun lovers, too,” she added.
Chelsea said that she has been “compared to slave owners and Nazis” for “having the temerity” to support on demand abortion. Women’s “ability to participate fully in our society, including economically, hinges on our ability to be able to make choices for our bodies and our families,” Chelsea said, making the suggestion that it’s “Christian” to put one’s own career over the life of your unborn child.
“American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy,” she said at the time. “Right? The net, new entrance of women—that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.”
Doubling down on her claim on Thursday, the former first daughter stressed that “our ability to participate fully in our society, including economically, hinges on our ability to be able to make choices for our bodies and our families.”