The New York Times has weighed in on the secret to Hillary Clinton’s win in New Hampshire: women voters.
I am convinced that Senator Clinton’s campaign is very aware of the importance of the women’s vote. (I believe that the “crying” incident of January 6th was aimed at reminding women that Hillary is a woman, and that this is their chance to have a woman President. But that’s just my opinion.)
Pro-life voters who do not want a pro-abortion President must begin to emphasize and educate one another about the voting record of the candidates. Our belief that every human life has value (not the personalities of the candidates, inevitabilities, and religious identification) is something that we have in common with members of both the major parties.
There is no question that Hillary and Obama fought the Partial Birth Abortion ban (Hillary as First Lady and then as NY Senator and Obama while still in the Illinois legislature). Polls like this one (comments here and the poll in .pdf, here) from the Susan B. Anthony List, from last August, show that even among women who want to vote for a woman to get a woman President, a large number will not vote for the advocates of Partial Birth Abortion. These are the voters we need to alert/inform.
The reality is that politics will play a part in our goal of protecting human rights in medicine and science policy in the US. The next President will, like this one, be in a position to name several Supreme Court Justices.
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