"...I've been in hospitals in Brazil where half the women were enthusiastically and joyfully greeting new babies and the other half were fighting for their lives against botched abortions. I've been in African countries where 12 and 13 year old girls are bearing children. I have been in Asian countries where the denial of family planning consigns women to lives of oppression and hardship. So we [pro-life supporters and pro-choice supporters] have a very fundamental disagreement and it is my strongly held view that you [pro-life supporters] are entitled to advocate, and everyone who agrees with you, should be free to do so anywhere in the world and so are we.
We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women's health and reproductive health includes access to abortion, that I believe should be safe, legal, and rare."
"New Beginnings: Foreign Policy Priorities in the Obama Administration" (House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing), youtube.com, Apr. 22, 2009
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, ThDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to abortion. Also top-level federal government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to abortion.
Involvement and Affiliations:
67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
US Senator (D-NY), 2001-2009
Senate committee membership: Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Special Committee on Aging
Democratic Party presidential candidate, 2008
First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1992
Chair, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975-1976
Staff Member, House Judiciary Committee, 1974
Former Chair, American Bar Association's Commission on Women
Co-Founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Former President, Young Republicans, Wellesley College