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Does Chelsea Clinton Wish Her Grandmother Was Never Born?

Oh the things those crazy liberals must say to be as one with the abortion on demand crowd.

Okay, this is just mind-boggling stupid for anyone, let alone a Stanford alum (the Harvard of the West…) to say given the logic behind it.

From the stage at the recent Women Deliver conference, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea revealed that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.”

Chelsea’s grandmother was born of an unintended pregnancy. And new research shows that her family is not alone in treasuring a person who – if Planned Parenthood had been successful – would not have been born.

For those who don’t know the timeline, Dorothy Howell Rodham, the sagely grandmother of Chelsea who passed away in 2011 at the age of 92, was born in 1919 when her mother — Della Murray Howell — was only 17.  Her great-grandfather at the time was 22 and a Chicago-area firefighter.

Planned Parenthood, then called “The American Birth Control League,” wasn’t founded by known (and proud) eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger until 1921.  Sanger’s first clinic was founded in Brooklyn in 1916.  She later opened one in Harlem where most of the staff and the patients were African Americans.

Sanger is well-known for advocating birth control and contraception for the purpose to “assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.”  So…does Chelsea want to go on record as saying that her own beloved grandmother was “unfit” to live, or does that apply to someone else?  And if so, who and how?

Ironically, Margaret Sanger herself was against abortion, you can actually find writings by her on the subject.  Her work was mostly focused on birth control / sterilization efforts until her death.  It was only after she passed that Planned Parenthood shifted its majority focus towards one of abortion and pregnancy termination.

On one level, I get what Chelsea is saying, that we need to avoid teenage pregnancies as best we can.  But that includes a holistic approach to sex education that isn’t just either all about condoms or all about abstinence, but offers a realistic economic cost to what having a child at 16 or 17 is going to do for your future.  Unfortunately, too many hardliners on the Left don’t wish to have that conversation, hiding behind rhetoric of “it’s racist and judgmental to say so,” “kids are going to have sex anyway” or “so what if they become permanent fixtures of the welfare state?”

On the other hand, the former first daughter, really needs to work on her level of context at her speaking engagements.  You’d think the failed experiment which was NBC News using her as a “Special Correspondent” would have taught her that words mean something, depending on how they’re said — hell, her father’s entire presidency should have, don’t you think?

(By the way, it isn’t lost on me how as a pro-life Catholic how much more I know about the history of the pro-choice movement than most people who proclaim themselves as “Pro-Choice.”  Guess I have to blame Sun Tzu for that; you know, the whole “Know thy enemy’ thing and all.)

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    I wish both her grandmothers were never born. This nation would be so better off.