More evidence pro-abortion Hillary Clinton is very nervous about IowaBy Dave Andrusko
Let’s see if one set of facts explains the latest hysteria from Hillary Clinton and her sisterhood of pro-abortion advocacy groups. The following is from today’s Des Moines Register, the leading newspaper in Iowa, seven days away from the first presidential caucuses. Tony Leys writes
A recent Iowa Poll found that Clinton and [rival Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie] Sanders were splitting the support of Democrats who backed Obama in 2008. Of those who supported Obama then and intend to caucus Feb. 1, 41 percent supported Sanders and 39 percent supported Clinton, the poll found. The same poll showed Clinton’s once-commanding lead among likely Democratic caucus participants had almost evaporated. She was at 42 percent to Sanders’ 40 percent.
Ratchet up their attack on Sanders, whose voting record (he says) is 100% pro-abortion. On what grounds? As best I can tell, the attack is two-fold.
To call the NARALs and the EMILY Lists part of the dreaded “Establishment” is a kind of subtle sexism—a lament that is as familiar as it is tiresome.
But given that imaginary opening, Clinton’s allies argue that Sanders isn’t as true-blue a “progressive” as Clinton is. “It was a real wake-up call for folks that he probably wasn’t where he needed to be in this fight,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. So, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Hogue and the heads of the five families, aka like-minded pro-abortion feminist organizations backing Clinton to the hilt, announced that Sanders wasn’t as aggressive as Clinton was in calling for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment.
In response, Sanders dutifully chimed in with a statement Friday, saying “Women must have full control over their reproductive health in order to have full control over their lives.”
In Iowa, NARAL’s average member is a young woman in her 30s — the very demographic that tends to support Sanders, despite Clinton’s strength with older women.Leys ends with the unsurprising observing that Clinton’s final weeks in Iowa
have been punctuated by events tailored at reaching younger women. Over the past week, she visited two college campuses, including one event with pop singer Demi Lovato. And after speaking at an event with NARAL in New Hampshire, she will campaign with Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood’s president, on Sunday.The question, obviously, is could anyone be so naïve as to think that Clinton’s flailing about is evidence of a genuine disagreement between pro-abortionists instead of what it is–desperation
Source: NRLC News