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Chelsea Clinton praises abortion legalization as boost to US economy with more women able to work

Chelsea Clinton celebrated the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling — which legalized abortion nationwide — because it helped boost the U.S. economy as more women entered the workforce. (Image source: MRC-TV video screenshot)

Chelsea Clinton celebrated the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling — which legalized abortion nationwide — because it helped boost the U.S. economy as more women entered the workforce.

Clinton made her remarks at a "Rise Up for Roe" event Saturday, CNS News reported, which was geared to generate opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

What did she say?

"It is not a disconnected fact ... that American women entering the labor force from 1970 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy," the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary 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," Clinton continued. "So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue."

Her overall hope, she added, is that people "would care about our equal rights and dignity to make our own choices — but if that is not sufficiently persuasive, hopefully ... some of these other arguments that you're hearing expressed so beautifully will be."

Abortion advocates have feared anyone President Donald Trump nominated to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy — a frequent swing-vote jurist — would tip the balance on the Supreme Court toward a conservative advantage and eventually lead to a rollback of Roe v. Wade.



What else has the left been saying about Roe v. Wade and Kavanaugh?

Hillary Clinton last month spoke out against Kavanaugh, saying he would take the U.S. legal system back to the 1850s.

“This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for worker’s rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights, including those to make our own health decisions," she said. "It is a blatant attempt by this administration to shift the balance of the court for decades and to reverse decades of progress."

Far-left New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month threatened to “sue” if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade and called Kavanaugh an "extreme conservative who would overturn Roe v. Wade the first chance he got. He cannot be allowed to join the Supreme Court.”

(H/T: Washington Times)

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