The media is abuzz over former first daughter Chelsea Clinton’s announcement that she is expecting a child.
The pro-choice daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton was quoted last year as saying her maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents, who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide,” according to LifeNews.com.
But she has a different perspective now that she’s expecting.
“Marc [Mezvinsky] and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year, and I certainly feel all the better — whether it’s a girl or a boy — that she or he will grow up in a world full of so many strong young female leaders, so thank you for inspiring me, and thank you for inspiring future generations, including the one that we’ll be lucky enough to welcome into our family later this year,” Clinton said, according to Life News. “I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child, and hopefully children as my mom was to me.”
Pro-life supporters were quick to respond, tweeting:
— Andrew Bair (@ProLifePolitics) April 17, 2014
How far along is Chelsea? Is it still a clump of cells?
— RB (@RBPundit) April 17, 2014
Hillary made Chelsea get pregnant to distract people from Benghazi. #Babyghazi
— TBogg (@tbogg) April 17, 2014
Congrats to Chelsea Clinton on her baby news, but I’m betting she’s not on Obamacare to have it.
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) April 17, 2014
Hillary Clinton said she is excited about her new grandchild.
“It makes this work even more important,” the grandmother-to-be said, according to Life News. “Even in the course of my life, I’ve seen a lot of progress, but I want to see us keep moving, and certainly for future generations as well, so that maybe our grandchild will not have to be worried about some of the things that young women and young men worry about today. So obviously, we are very excited about what’s happening in our family, but we’re also very excited because of what we’re doing that we hope gives confidence and support to so many of you across our country.”
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