Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that one can “absolutely” be both pro-life and a feminist during an interview on The View Tuesday.
“Do you believe you can be pro-life and a feminist?” co-host Candace Cameron Bure asked Clinton.
“Yes, I do, absolutely,” Clinton replied.
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“They’re not mutually exclusive?” Cameron Bure pressed.
“No, no, absolutely,” Clinton said.
Clinton defended her pro-choice position before she reiterated that one can be a pro-life feminist.
“I respect the opinions and beliefs of every woman,” Clinton said. “The reason why being pro-choice is the right way to go is because it is a choice, and hopefully a choice rooted in the thoughtfulness and care that women bring to this decision. So of course you can be a feminist and be pro-life.”
Clinton, who was endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the lobbying arm of the nation’s largest abortion provider, was recently criticized by some pro-choice activists for her use of the phrase “unborn person” while discussing the controversial topic of abortion.
“The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.
Also during her interview on The View, Clinton said that politics requires a thick skin, joking that for “Anybody who's interested, I have great creams for it.”
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