Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin hopes that Hillary Clinton will rethink her position on abortion as her first grandchild arrives.
Palin said in an interview with “Extra” airing Wednesday that having a grandchild could “broaden [Clinton’s] worldview” with respect to the national debt, which would affect her grandchild down the road, but also in terms of the “sanctity of life.”
“It’s a real baby! It’s not some disposable something – and I know that’s gonna be controversial – but those who, perhaps they’re in this position now as a parent or grandparent, they realize that sanctity of life, how innocent, how precious it is,” Palin told “Extra” host Mario Lopez. “Of all places it should be in the womb that these babies are protected. So maybe even on a social issue like that she’ll open her eyes.”
Clinton has advocated reproductive rights and family planning since her years as First Lady.
The former secretary of state’s daughter Chelsea announced her first pregnancy last month, prompting speculation in some circles as to whether her announcement was really a 2016 campaign ploy — even though Clinton has yet to decide if she will run for president.
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