Hillary Clinton Criticizes Democrats' Response to Roe v. Wade Reversal

Riley Sundew

Updated Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 6:04 AM CDT

Hillary Clinton Criticizes Democrats' Response to Roe v. Wade Reversal

In a recent interview with The New York Times, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized Democrats for their response to the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade. Clinton argued that Democrats could have “done more” in response to the court's actions and stated, “We didn’t take it seriously, and we didn’t understand the threat.” She emphasized that most Democrats and Americans did not realize they were in an "existential struggle for the future of this country."

The interview, conducted in February and published on a Saturday, highlighted Clinton's belief that Democrats spent decades in denial about the potential revocation of abortion rights under Roe v. Wade. She warned that while Democrats were in denial, the anti-abortion movement chipped away at the legal precedent, praising the right for their relentlessness and ability to regroup and raise more money after losses.

Clinton labeled the right’s operation as “tremendously impressive” compared to the left and criticized Senate Democrats for not doing enough to stop certain justices from being appointed. She stated that her side was complacent and took Roe v. Wade for granted. Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to former President Trump, tried to raise alarms about anti-abortion efforts during her campaign but was dismissed as an alarmist. Polling and focus groups from the 2016 campaign showed voters did not believe Roe v. Wade was at risk.

Clinton warned that the upcoming election is "existential" due to the potential for a small group of conservatives to turn back women's rights. Following the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on in vitro fertilization, she warned that Republicans might next target birth control. Clinton claimed she faced sexism on the campaign trail and was deserted by female voters because she was "not perfect."

The article, published by Nexstar Media, Inc., retains all rights. For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, the source is The Hill. Maryland Democratic Senate Nominee Angela Alsobrooks held a press conference at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore to discuss abortion rights. Clinton, 76, discussed her forthcoming book, "The Fall of Roe: The Rise of a New America," in the interview with The New York Times.

Clinton accused the Democratic Party of being complacent and underestimating the pro-life movement's strength before the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. She argued that Democrats failed to pass legislation to codify abortion rights into federal law even when they controlled the Senate and lamented that Democrats lacked the organization and funding for institutions like The Federalist Society to counter the right’s influence. Clinton highlighted the persistence of the right in regrouping and raising more money after losses, a part of her broader critique of the Democratic Party's strategy and preparedness regarding abortion rights.

Hillary Clinton predicted in 2016 that a Trump presidency would lead to abortion rights being overturned and described the current election cycle as "existential." She stated that failing to make the right decision in this election could mean the end of actual elections in the U.S., warning of governance by a small minority of well-organized and well-funded right-wing forces if elections cease.

Hillary Clinton spoke during "A Special Evening With Hillary Clinton" on Feb. 19 in Berlin, Germany. Meanwhile, former President Trump said he "will never advocate imposing restrictions on birth control" and vowed to ensure the Republican Party would not support a ban on any contraceptives. Trump emphasized his support for states determining their own abortion laws with exceptions for r***, i*****, and the life of the mother. President Biden and his re-election campaign allege that Trump will support a nationwide abortion ban and put restrictions on contraception.

Conservative Bias:

Well, here we go again, folks. Hillary Clinton, the queen of liberal hypocrisy, is out there blaming her own party for not doing enough to protect Roe v. Wade. Can you believe it? The Democrats had decades to do something, anything, to safeguard abortion rights, and what did they do? Absolutely nothing! They were too busy pushing their radical agendas and ignoring the real threat. Clinton even admitted that the right's operation was "tremendously impressive." That's because conservatives actually know how to organize and fight for what they believe in, unlike the complacent, disorganized Democrats. And now, she's trying to scare everyone by saying the upcoming election is "existential." Give me a break! This is just another attempt by the left to manipulate voters with fear tactics. The Democrats are the ones who failed, and now they want to blame everyone else for their incompetence. Typical liberal nonsense!

Liberal Bias:

Once again, the conservative agenda has shown its true colors. Hillary Clinton's recent interview highlights the sheer negligence of the Republican Party, which has systematically chipped away at women's rights for decades. The right-wing extremists, with their relentless anti-abortion crusade, have managed to overturn Roe v. Wade, plunging the country into a regressive nightmare. Clinton's words are a stark reminder of how the GOP has been ruthlessly effective in stacking the courts with their ideologues, while the Democrats, despite their efforts, were hamstrung by Republican obstructionism. And now, with the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on in vitro fertilization, the GOP's war on women's rights is far from over. They won't stop until they've stripped away every personal freedom. The upcoming election is indeed existential, as Clinton warned, because if the Republicans have their way, we could see the end of democracy as we know it, governed by a small, well-funded, right-wing minority. This is a fight for the soul of America, and we cannot afford to be complacent any longer!

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