Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care
and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they're not enforced.
Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper.
Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And
deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have
to be changed.
Q: Are there circumstances when the government should limit choice?
LAZIO: I had a pro-choice record in the House, and I believe in a woman’s
right to choose. I support a ban on partial-birth abortions. Senator Moynihan
called it "infanticide." Even former mayor Ed Koch agreed that this was too
extreme a procedure. This is an area where I disagree with my opponent.
My opponent opposes a ban on partial-birth abortions.
CLINTON: My opponent is wrong. I have said many times that I can
support a ban on late-term abortions, including partial-birth abortions,
so long as the health and life of the mother is protected. I’ve met women
who faced this heart-wrenching decision toward the end of a pregnancy.
Of course it’s a horrible procedure. No one would argue with that. But if
your life is at stake, if your health is at stake, if the potential for having
any more children is at stake, this must be a woman’s choice.
A "horrible procedure"? "If the potential for having any more children is at stake"?
Let the discussion begin...
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