Both Sides Of Abortion Debate Seize On Clinton’s ‘Unborn Person’ Comment
The Democratic front-runner was the latest politician to draw criticism from both pro-abortion rights and anti-abortion groups when she said an "unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights." In other news, Republicans in Missouri consider their options on whether to hold a Planned Parenthood regional CEO in contempt.
The New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Roundly Criticized For Referring To The Unborn As A ‘Person’
Hillary Clinton faced criticism from both sides of the abortion debate on Monday after she waded into the fraught argument about when life begins by describing the unborn as a “person.” Mrs. Clinton, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, made the comment during an interview Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” after she was asked about abortion restrictions and the rights of the unborn. “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” Mrs. Clinton said. She added: “That doesn’t mean that we don’t do everything we possibly can, in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support.” (Rappeport, 4/4)
The Associated Press:
Missouri GOP Combs Past For Planned Parenthood Censure Rules
Missouri Republicans are looking back more than a century for guidance as they consider whether to hold a regional Planned Parenthood CEO in contempt of the Senate — a rare judgment that could carry jail time. Senators from both parties have raised questions about how they'd carry out a process that may include testimony before the entire chamber, arrests and sentencing decisions. They've found little direction from recent history; so far, legislative librarians say the last contempt proceeding they've found occurred in 1903. (4/4)