As the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh drags on, Chelsea Clinton is warning Americans of the dangers of adding another pro-life judge to the high court.
During a radio interview uploaded Thursday, Clinton claimed it would be “un-Christian” to repeal Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
“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, 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,” Clinton said during a SiriusXM Progress Town Hall, as reported by the Washington Times.
“That’s unconscionable to me,” she continued. “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 un-Christian to me.”
Clinton’s response came after she was asked to explain how she has remained unbending on her pro-abortion stance in the face of the equally persistent pro-life movement.
“I look at my children and I have to quote Jim [Yong] Kim: ‘Optimism is a moral choice,'” she said, quoting the World Bank president. “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.”
Watch the interview below:
Last month, Clinton was the keynote speaker at the “Rise Up for Roe” event in New York City, which was organized in opposition to Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. After citing the typical pro-abortion arguments that deem the deadly procedure “healthcare” and the foundation of “women’s rights,” Clinton lauded the positive effect the abortion industry has had on the U.S. economy since the 1970s.
“It is not a disconnected fact, to address this t-shirt of 1973, that American women entering the labor force from 1970 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. Right?” Clinton said. “The net, new entrance of women—that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973. So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue.”
Clinton is also not the first progressive to invoke Christianity in an attempt to thwart President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Back in July, Sen. Elizabeth Warren quoted the Bible in a scathing attack against Judge Kavanaugh.
“This moment is crystalized in Matthew 25,” she said at a Capital Hill press conference, referencing Kavanaugh’s alleged history of favoring big corporations over working class Americans
“It is not enough to have a good heart … we are called to act,” Warren noted, emphasizing the value that should be placed on every human life. “We are on the moral side of history.”
Like Clinton, Warren apparently sees no contradiction in invoking Christian morality while defending the killing of pre-born children:
71% of Americans — a majority of Democrats, Independents, AND Republicans — support Roe v. Wade. But this landmark ruling could be overturned if @realDonaldTrump's #SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh, gets confirmed. https://t.co/eXmmqJKGYD
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) July 24, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh, a devout pro-life Catholic, has assured his critics that if appointed to the Supreme Court, he would make it his primary goal to apply the law fairly and without regard to his personal religious or political beliefs.
Last month, Sen. Susan Collins told reporters that she spoke with Kavanaugh about Roe v. Wade, saying he told her he “agreed with what Justice [John] Roberts said at his nomination hearing, at which he said that it was settled law.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation next week. The committee voted on Thursday, 11-10, to push the highly anticipated vote to September 20, CNN reported.