Hillary Clinton compared the United States to countries such as Sudan and Afghanistan on Friday for the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
During the Women’s Voices Summit held by the Clinton President Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, Clinton said “it’s so shocking to think that in any way we’re related to poor Afghanistan and Sudan,” on the issue of abortion. She added “as an advanced economy as we allegedly are, on this measure, we unfortunately are rightly put with them,” Fox News reported.
She said “this struggle is between autocracy and democracy from our country to places we can’t even believe we’re being compared to,” and went on to suggest limits to abortion are undemocratic, according to Fox News. (RELATED: ‘Abortion Is Forever Motherf***er’: Protester Disrupts Banquet For DC Crisis Pregnancy Center)
Clinton echoed these comments in an interview given from the summit to PBS News anchor Christiane Amanpour. She told Amanpour “much of the progress that has been taken for granted” is “under attack” in countries such as Iran, Afghanistan and Ukraine. She compared these countries to “political and cultural forces in a country like our own” on the issues of women’s healthcare and bodily autonomy.
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
— Alex Christy (@alexchristy17) December 2, 2022
The Dec. 2 Women’s Voices Summit features Hillary and Chelsea Clinton alongside Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis Johnson and Biden administration official Jennifer Klein, Director Of the White House Gender Policy Council, its website says.
The summit describes itself as “an international summit exploring the unfinished business of the 21st Century – women’s equality,” with “national and global leaders from across the public and private sectors,” its website states. Hillary touted its lineup of “trailblazing women” in a Dec 2. tweet promoting the summit.