Debate Takeaway 5 – Children :: by Bill Wilson

Throughout the last presidential debate, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton invoked her 30 year body of work on behalf of children around the world. Whenever Republican candidate Donald Trump pressed Clinton on her leadership, she invoked working on behalf of children.

When questions came up about her wanting to undermine the Second Amendment, Clinton said, “…unfortunately, dozens of toddlers injure themselves, even kill people with guns, because, unfortunately, not everyone who has loaded guns in their homes takes appropriate precautions.”

She talked against deporting illegal immigrants because it would harm their children. She deflected attacks on her experience saying she worked for kids.

Clinton said:

You know, back in the 1970s, I worked for the Children’s Defense Fund. And I was taking on discrimination against African-American kids in schools… In the 1980s, I was working to reform schools in Arkansas… In the 1990s, I went to Beijing and I said women’s rights are human rights…

So I’m happy to compare my 30 years of experience, what I’ve done for this county, trying to help in every way I could, especially kids and families get ahead and stay ahead… and I’ll let the American people make that decision.

Trouble is, at the same time over that 30 year-plus period, Clinton was working to encourage aborting babies and supporting abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

Debate moderator Chris Wallace said, “I want to explore how far you believe the right to abortion goes. You have been quoted as saying that the fetus has no constitutional rights. You also voted against a ban on late-term, partial birth abortions. Why?”

Clinton responded that the life and health of the mother is paramount, that a late term abortion is up to the mother, “And I will stand up for that right.” The Centers for Disease Control states that 1.3% of abortions are late-term, translating to some 15,000 babies executed just prior to leaving the birth canal.

The Guttmacher Institute, which studied who gets late term abortions, reports, “most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.”

Republican candidate Donald Trump pointed out that Clinton’s immigration policy brings with it drugs and crime that even people in New Hampshire say is destroying their youth. He said there were mothers in the audience whose children were killed by illegal immigrants.

In addition, Clinton supports the outright murder of some 15,000 children being killed in the birth canal as they are being born. She also took over $20 million from Saudi Arabia, which boasts of discrimination, violence and slavery against women and children.

How can she say she works on behalf of children around the world and, at the same time, advocate policies that result in child brutality?

Jesus said in Luke 17:2, “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

Have a blessed and powerful day!
Bill Wilson