By Ashley E. McGuire, USA Today
Earlier this month on Meet the Press, presidential front-runner
Hillary Clinton committed the ultimate political gaffe: She blurted out the truth. When the topic of abortion came up, Clinton accidentally called an unborn baby a person. But unlike many political gaffes, hers got worse with context. She said, “The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights.”
It's a news media moment a bit reminiscent of the recent Doritos Super Bowl kerfuffle, in which an ad showed a couple looking at a sonogram screen and the fetus reaching out for the chips. NARAL (formerly known as the
National Abortion Rights Action League) and friends slammed the ad for “humanizing fetuses.” Pro-choicers attacked Clinton for the same crime: stating the obvious.
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