Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton said Sunday that an “unborn person” has no constitutional rights, although she added that there is room under the law for “reasonable restrictions” on abortion.

Asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd “when or if” an unborn child has constitutional rights, the former secretary of state said, “Well, under our laws currently, that is not something that exists.

“The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” said Mrs. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“Now that doesn’t mean that we don’t do everything we possibly can, in the vast majority of instances, to help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support,” she said.

The exchange came after she blasted Republican front-runner Donald Trump last week for saying that women should face “some form of punishment” for having abortions if they were illegal. He later reversed his statement after an outcry from both pro-life and pro-choice groups.

Asked to explain her position on abortion, Mrs. Clinton said her stance was “in line with Roe v. Wade,” the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

She added, “As you know, there is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions. After a certain point in time, I think the life, the health of the mother are clear. And those should be included even as one moves on in that pregnancy.”

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