Yesterday Bill Clinton held a campaign rally for Hillary in Steubenville, Ohio, nearby to Catholic college Franciscan University of Steubenville. Members of the college's Students for Life organization attended the rally. As has become characteristic, Bill Clinton lost his temper with them:
"Tell the truth . . . Tell the truth . . . If you were really pro-life you would want to put every doctor and every mother as an accesory to murder in prison and you won't say you want to do that cause you know you wouldn't have a lick of political support." - Well he's half right. We certainly wouldn't mind seeing every abortion doctor put in prison for murder considering that's usually what you do with murderers. But the mothers are as much victims of the doctors as the children are and we have always treated them that way. What does Clinton think all our pregnancy centers are for? One of the largest groups at the March for Life is always the Silent No More women, the women who have had abortions and regret it. We recognize that the women are victims who have been lied to by people like Bill Clinton.
"You can't name me anybody presently in politics that did more to introduce policies that reduced the number of real abortions" - as opposed to fake abortions. On Bill Clinton's third day in office, January 22, 1993, he signed a series of executive orders undoing the Reagan-Bush "Mexico City Policy". This policy required that any non-governmental agency that was recieving Federal funds could not perform nor promote abortion in other nations as a method of family planning. The rescinding of this policy by Bill Clinton was a total slap-in-the-face to pro-lifers particularly considering that he chose to sign these orders on the 20th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. These orders would certainly have increased the number of "real" abortions. President Clinton also vetoed a bill that would have banned partial-birth abortion - and if partial-birth abortion isn't "real" abortion than I don't know what is.
"This is not your rally" - well it is now.
It looks like Bill Clinton is the one who needs to learn to tell the truth.
Good job Franciscan University!