Bill and Hillary Clinton’s 38-year-old daughter Chelsea has a history of making some outrageous political statements, especially about abortion.
Frighteningly, she even makes her parents look comparatively conservative at times.
It happened again this week. During a SiriusXM interview with “Signal Boost” hosts Zerlina Maxwell and Jess McIntosh on Thursday, according to Mediaite, Chelsea was asked if she is worried that her own daughter will still have to fight for “abortion rights” in her generation.
Chelsea replied, “I look at my children and I have to quote Jim Yong Kim, ‘optimism is a moral choice.’ 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.”
And then she got a little less vague. And downright jaw-dropping.
“And when I think about all of the statistics — that are painful — of what women are confronting, Zerlina, 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,” she said.
“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,” Chelsea concluded.
It’s unchristian to fight for the rights of the unborn?
Chelsea also complained about people calling her a “Nazi” and “slave owner” for her extremely liberal views. And then she made another outlandish claim.
“I’ve had the temerity — as the Supreme Court did in 1992 in “Planned Parenthood v. Casey” — to point out 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.”
In other words, that’s a thinly veiled way of saying that abortion is vital for women’s ability to succeed.
Take a look at that short segment:
That’s very similar to something she said last month when she implied that abortion is fantastic for the economy. She was speaking at a “Rise Up for Roe” pro-abortion event.
"Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access rights, because these are not the same thing, if you care about social justice or economic justice, agency — you have to care about this,” Chelsea told the crowd.
And then she said, "It is not a disconnected fact — to address this T-shirt of 1973 — that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. 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," she declared.
"So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue,” Chelsea continued.
"Of course, I would hope that they would care about our equal rights and dignity to make our own choices — but, if that is not sufficiently persuasive, hopefully, come some of these other arguments that you’ve expressed so beautifully, will be," she said, suggesting that you can convince someone that abortion is a good thing by pointing out that it brings in extra money.
Take a look: