Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on Thursday. She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that “deep seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of giving “access” to women for “reproductive healthcare and safe childbirth.”
“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive healthcare and safe childbirth an laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice—not just on paper,” Clinton said.
She explained, “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.”
Clinton also took a shot at Republicans who are opposed to amnesty legislation, saying, “There are those who offer themselves as leaders who would deport mothers working to give their children a better life, rather than risk the ire of talk radio.”