EWTN Catholic Q&A
Hillary Clinton
Question from Daniel Koutroulakis on 01-25-2008:

Hi Judy, I would just like to express my opinion on Senator Clinton to the person who criticized the basketball coach for endorsing her. First off, other than her pro-choice belief, I really like Hillary. She has had 35 years of experience and would make a great president. I still don't understand why so many are making carping remarks at her. Although abortion should remain a major issue for Catholics voting, many other things have to be kept in mind such as the candidate's ability for foreign policy (a + for Hillary), Healthcare (+ again) Fiscal policies and the Economy, Energy policy/Global Warming, and Education also. (Hillary Clinton has greatly contributed to the advancement and reform of education) All in all, it would be safe to say that she is relatively "neutral" on the abortion stand, and I think the reason she would be pro-choice is because she was a woman of her time period when they had back-alley abortions. I would hope that there would be more Pro-Life politicians of course, but, it seems that the politicians that are Pro-life (such as Huckabee and Paul) are also, weak in a lot of other major fields such as fiscal and economic measures. This, in my opinion, is what makes choosing candidates so difficult, since some are strong on some issues, but, weak in others.

Answer by Judie Brown on 01-26-2008:

Dear Daniel

First of all, there is no such thing as "pro-choice," but rather there is pro-choice-for-a-mother-to-kill-her-preborn-child. Hillary Clinton is pro-abortion. That is a fact.

Back-alley abortion is never a reason to favor killing children, to advocate it or to support it in any way.

The fundamental right to life is far more important than any other question facing the electorate. Abortion is an act of murder, Daniel, and there is nothing political about that. It is a real tragedy that so many in our culture have simply relegated abortion to nothing but a political subject.

Abortion is a heinous crime, and any politician who favors direct killing cannot be trusted in any area.

Judie Brown

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