During a SiriusXM interview on Thursday, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, speaking as a self-described “deeply religious person,” asserted that it would be “unchristian” to outlaw abortion.
“How do you keep going in the hopes that your daughter doesn’t have to have this fight?” asked intersectional feminist and Signal Boost co-host Jess McIntosh, referencing the “fight” to keep abortion legal.
“Every day I make the moral choice to be optimistic that my efforts and my energies, particularly when I’m fortunate enough to be in partnership with fellow travelers, hopefully will make a difference,” responded Chelsea.
“And when I think about all of the statistics — that are painful — of what women are confronting today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre-Roe [v. Wade] and how many women died and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that,” she continued.
Chelsea concluded that it’s “unchristian” to outlaw the fatal procedure of abortion: “That’s unconscionable to me, and also, I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also unchristian to me.”
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With the feminists all in agreement, they bonded over their disdain for pro-lifers, whom they described as ugly trolls.
“You handle the hate pretty well,” said co-host Zerlina Maxwell. “Anti-choice folks are really some of the ugliest, and gun lovers, too,” she added.
Chelsea complained that she’s been “compared to slave owners and Nazis” for “having the temerity” to support abortion on demand. Women’s “ability to participate fully in our society, including economically, hinges on our ability to be able to make choices for our bodies and our families,” said the former first daughter, suggesting that included in the rationale for abortion she deems “Christian” is putting one’s career over the life of an unborn child.
Last month, Chelsea was hit with major backlash for gushing over the supposed economic benefits abortion has brought to the U.S. economy.