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Defying the Odds
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Clinton: Religious Beliefs "Have to be Changed"

Kirsten Powers writes at USA Today:
This darn world just won't stop clinging to religion.
But Hillary Clinton is on the case. At last week's Women in the World Summit, Clinton explained to her high-end Manhattan audience that "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" regarding "reproductive health care."
She was talking about both the United States and unnamed "far-away countries."
If Clinton is going to complain about cultural codes, perhaps she should dispense with the "reproductive health care" euphemism and just say "abortion" and "contraception." Then she should explain why she thinks she, or anyone else, has the right to dictate what religious people believe about either issue.
We know she wants to be president — but does she think she is God, too?
Like President Obama — who famously opined that Americans "cling" to religion out of bitterness — Clinton seems to view religious doctrine in opposition to her political agenda as nothing more than "biases" or "codes" to be dismantled by those who know better. It's worth noting that many of the countries that ban or severely limit access to abortion are Muslim, so this was not an exclusively anti-Christian broadside.