Clinton's Latest Statement On Abortion And Feminism Is Super Confusing

The Democratic presidential candidate believes being "pro-life" and a “feminist” are not mutually exclusive.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s latest stance on the ongoing pro-life, pro-choice debate seems to have surprised (and irked) a number of people.

The former secretary of state appeared on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday, where she told co-host Candace Bure that she "absolutely" thinks a person can identify as both feminist and against abortion and then went on to explain why these two terms are not mutually exclusive.

“I respect the opinions and beliefs of every woman,” Clinton began. “The reason why being pro-choice is the right way to go is because it is a choice, and hopefully a choice that is rooted in the thoughtfulness and the care that women bring to this decision. So of course you can be a feminist and be pro-life.”

Now, the White House hopeful, who has already earned endorsements from Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America, might be referring to the fact that someone’s views on abortion do not automatically keep them from being feminists. However, at the same time, many people would definitely disagree with the sentiment, because being pro-life involves telling a woman what she cannot do with her own body, which is against everything that feminism stands for.






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Meanwhile, apart from her comments on the heated anti-abortion debate, Clinton also talked about pop culture, music, television shows and George Clooney, her celebrity crush.

Watch the complete interview in the video below:

Thumbnail/Banner Credits: Reuters

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