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What Hillary Clinton ignored while complaining about pro-life laws

• By Cassy Fiano-Chesser

Superstar singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson recently had Hillary Clinton as a guest on her show, where the two discussed abortion.

Clinton appeared on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" and decried the recent Arizona Supreme Court ruling, which upheld a law protecting most preborn children from abortion, as "cruelty." Clarkson, meanwhile, argued that voter apathy has allowed laws protecting preborn human beings from abortion to be put in place across the country.

"I feared it would happen but I hoped it wouldn't happen," Clinton said. "Now here we are in the middle of this very difficult period for women in about half the states in our country, who cannot get the care that they need. And the old law in Arizona is without exceptions and the danger to women's lives as well as to our right to make our own decisions about our bodies and ourselves is so profound."

What Clinton left out is the fact that 1) laws generally tend to regulate and restrict what we can and cannot do with ourselves and our bodies — especially if it involves harm to others, and 2) induced abortion (which involves the intentional and direct killing of the preborn child) isn't necessary to save a pregnant woman's life. Emergency delivery treats both with the human dignity they deserve. Miscarriage treatments, emergency deliveries, and ectopic pregnancies aren't abortions and they are legal in every state.

The conversation turned emotional when Clarkson recounted her own pregnancies, during which she was hospitalized..

"I literally asked God, this is a real thing, to just take me and my son in the hospital for the second time, because I was like, 'It's the worst thing,'" she said, continuing, "It was my decision and I'm so glad I did it, I love my babies, but to make someone… and you don't realize how hard it is. The fact that you would take that away from someone, that can literally kill them. The fact that if they're raped by their family member and they have to — it's just like insane to me."

But again, Clarkson appears to be conflating induced, elective abortion with legitimate and standard medical care utilized to protect the life of a pregnant woman (and the preborn child, if possible) in an emergency situation. Emergency situations during pregnancy, including things like PPROM and preeclampsia, do not necessitate induced abortion (intentional killing) as the standard of care.

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