Chelsea Clinton: Undoing Roe v. Wade would be 'unchristian'

Chelsea Clinton: Undoing Roe v. Wade would be 'unchristian'
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Chelsea Clinton said Thursday that it would be “unchristian” for the U.S. go back to conditions from before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

“When I think about all of the statistics that are painful about 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,” the author and former first daughter said on SiriusXM radio.

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“That's unconscionable to me, and also, and I'm sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it's also unchristian to me,” she added.

The comments from Clinton come as the fight over abortion rights has been put front and center in the battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Democrats warn that Kavanaugh could be a fifth vote on the court to overturn Roe v. Wade and end constitutional protections for abortion.

Clinton said that she has received considerable backlash for sticking up for abortion rights.

“I've been compared to slaveowners and Nazis in the last couple of months,” she said. “Because I've had the temerity, as the Supreme Court did in 1992 in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, to point out that our ability to participate fully in our society, including economically, hinges on our ability to be able to make choices for our bodies and our families.”