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Secretary Clinton: Double the blunder

March 31, 2009
“Who painted it?” asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, referring to the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which Catholics believe appeared miraculously by the hand of God. It was an embarrassing moment for our Secretary of State. To be honest, I didn’t know this teaching about the Virgin of Guadalupe either, but in light of what the Virgin represents, I do find it embarrassing that Clinton showed up at all.

The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is famously associated with the pro-life cause, and her picture can often be seen outside Planned Parenthood during prayer vigils. How sickeningly ironic it is that Secretary Clinton should pay homage to the Virgin, on the same week she received Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award, for her support of “women’s health and rights throughout her public service career.” Clinton had this to say during her acceptance speech: “I was very proud when President Obama repealed the Mexico City policy.” Perhaps the bouquet of white flowers she left at the Basilica was to represent the innocent blood that will be shed on behalf of the administration’s policies.

During her acceptance speech, Clinton spoke glowingly of Margaret Sanger, “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision.” If you’re thinking that Sanger is simply an old-fashioned, huggable, lovable little fuzzball of a progressive feminist, take a look at some of her quotes:

“the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.”

“Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.”

“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”

“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members
is to kill it.”

“Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying … demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism …”

Sanger counted racists and Nazi sympathizers among her colleagues and favored the use of eugenics to create a “cleaner” race of people. How could a person such as this be accepted among the ranks of progressive liberals such as Clinton and Obama? Apparently the “virtue” of being pro-abortion covers many sins.

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