(LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Joseph Strickland strongly condemned Hillary Clinton for comparing the pro-life movement in the United States to rapists.
“Please, please don’t listen to this evil woman. Her lies and immorality need to be silenced for the good of humanity,” Strickland wrote in a Tweet.
Please, please don’t listen to this evil woman. Her lies and immorality need to be silenced for the good of humanity. https://t.co/fZhp6bljnK
— Bishop J. Strickland (@Bishopoftyler) December 3, 2022
The Bishop of Tyler, Texas reacted to Clinton’s recent statement at the “women’s rights summit,” where she linked the pro-life movement in America to the Ayatollah regime in Iran, the Taliban, and Russian soldiers who rape women in Ukraine.
Clinton said the following in an interview with PBS journalist Christine Amanpour:
We have come a long way on so many fronts, but we are also in a period of time where there is a lot of pushback and much of the progress that has been taken for granted by too many people is under attack: literally under attack in places like Iran or Afghanistan or Ukraine — where rape is a tactic of war — or under attack by political and cultural forces in a country like our own when it comes to women’s healthcare and bodily autonomy.”
“But we have work to do to try to defend our rights, to stand up for them,” Clinton continued. “And what we’ve seen particularly since the Dobbs decision across our country is that when voters, both men and women, but led by women, have a chance to vote on these draconian abortion restrictions, they do not accept them.”
Hillary Clinton goes on PBS and compares pro-lifers to the Iranian regime, the Taliban, and Russian soldiers raping Ukrainian women. Of course, Christiane Amanpour agrees, “This pushback on American women’s rights at the same time as you’re trying to figure a way forward.” pic.twitter.com/5GznH9uK01
— Alex Christy (@alexchristy17) December 2, 2022
In the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not confer a “right to abortion,” allowing U.S. states themselves to legislate abortion and introduce restrictive abortion laws.
Labour MP Stella Creasy has threatened to table an amendment to the Government’s upcoming Bill of Rights to give women the “fundamental right to an abortion”.
Ms Creasy has already been instrumental in imposing abortion on Northern Ireland, promoting DIY abortion, and banning pro-life vigils around abortion clinics. Now she wants to remove any restrictions on abortion. She even wants decisions on abortion law to be taken out of the hands of elected politicians by making it a “right”.
Sign this petition calling on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to resist any attempt to make abortion a right.
There is no right to abortion in international law. None of the nine core treaties of the United Nations recognises abortion as a human right (including the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women).
Instead, several human rights instruments recognise the right to life of children before birth. The Declaration of the Rights of the Child states: “... the child by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection before as well as after birth...”
There can be no right to end the life of an innocent unborn child.
The UK already has some of the most permissive abortion legislation in Europe. A right to abortion would make the situation here even worse. Creating an absolute “right” to abortion would logically mean removing any restrictions. The worst implications of this could include:
• The removal of any gestational limits, allowing abortion up to birth
• Abortion based on the gender of the baby
• The removal of medical safeguards, including the involvement of doctors
• Erosion of conscience rights for medical professionals
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The overturn of a Court decision in the United States has no direct implications for abortion law in the UK, which is regulated by Acts of Parliament. The regulation of a controversial issue such as abortion should lie with democratically elected MPs, not the courts. Robert Buckland MP, the former Justice Secretary, has warned that enshrining abortion as a right “risks bringing our courts into the political arena as in the United States”.
Tell Mr Sunak to stand up for parliamentary democracy and a true understanding of human rights, and resist any attempt to make abortion a right.
The former presidential candidate wrongly claimed that women requesting medical care after miscarriages or when their life is in danger during pregnancy would be turned away, insinuating that pro-life laws would lead to women’s deaths.
“So, we’ll see what happens in states like Arkansas and so many others when we face real world problems,” she said. “As we have seen already where women with miscarriages go in for medical care and are turned away. When maybe, God forbid, a woman dies because that health care is denied her.”
Strickland has become well-known for publicly calling out evil actions and also correcting his fellow Catholic prelates when necessary. He said in October that Catholics should correct bishops whose teachings don’t conform to the apostolic faith.
When German bishop Franz-Josef Bode, vice president of the German bishops’ conference, claimed in 2020 that “[f]or us, Christ became a human being, not a man,” Strickland publicly corrected Bode and called his statement “ridiculous & heretical.”