Speaking with Christiane Amanpour from a women’s rights summit Thursday, Hillary Clinton compared America’s treatment of women as part of a global misogynistic movement in line with Iran’s theocratic ayatollahs and Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
“We have come along way on so many fronts but we are also in a period of time where there is a lot of pushback and much of the progress that has been taken for granted by too many people is under attack: literally under attack in places like Iran or Afghanistan or Ukraine — where rape is a tactic of war — or under attack by political and cultural forces in a country like our own when it comes to women’s healthcare and bodily autonomy,” Clinton said.
Clinton’s reference was a nod to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, which allowed states to regulate abortion without federal interference.
Amanpour asked the former first lady specifically about Arkansas’s recent move to restrict abortion access given that it’s Clinton’s home state and the location of the Clinton Presidential Center, where she was speaking from.
“Talk to me about the confluence of both these events. This pushback on American women’s rights at the same time as you’re trying to figure a way forward,” Amanpour said during the interview.
“We have work to do to try to defend our rights, to stand up for them. And what we’ve seen, particularly since the Dobbs decision across our country, is that when voters — both men and women, but led by women — have a chance to vote on these draconian abortion restrictions they do not accept them,” Clinton said.
Hillary Clinton goes on PBS and compares pro-lifers to the Iranian regime, the Taliban, and Russian soldiers raping Ukrainian women. Of course, Christiane Amanpour agrees, "This pushback on American women's rights at the same time as you're trying to figure a way forward." pic.twitter.com/5GznH9uK01
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Election Day in November handed numerous setbacks to pro-life forces. In Kentucky, a state-constitutional amendment stating that women have no right to an abortion failed, and Vermont and Michigan passed referenda creating a state-constitutional right to abortion.