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.
Clinton has said she's willing to compromise on abortion and seems unaware of what pro-life means, and yet she's what's necessary for us.— Roqayah Chamseddine (@roqchams) April 6, 2016
Hillary Clinton: You can be a feminist and pro-life. In other news Greenpeace advocates for fracking. Amnesty international condone torture.— Anand (@AnandG94) April 5, 2016
I don't think Hillary Clinton is a very good feminist.— ? bacchist ? (@bacchist) April 5, 2016
did Clinton actually say:— ready 4 december (@onekade) April 5, 2016
2. you can be an anti-abortion feminist
are those real things
“Of course you can be a feminist and believe that women shouldn’t make decisions about their own body!” — Hillary Clinton— ameliamagritte (@xoamelia) April 5, 2016
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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: