On April 5, 2016, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made an appearance on the television program The View. During her talk with the shows co-hosts, Paula Faris asks Clinton if unborn children have constitutional rights on the day they are due to be born.
You can read the transcript below and watch the video of Clinton’s comments.
FARIS: I want to ask you about some comments that you made over the weekend on ‘Meet the Press. ‘ You said, ‘The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.’ My question is at what point does someone have constitutional rights, and are you saying that a child, on its due date, just hours before delivery still has no constitutional rights?
CLINTON: Under our law that is the case, Paula. I support Roe v. Wade because I think it is an important — an important statement about the importance of a woman making this most difficult decision with consultation by whom she chooses: her doctor, her faith, her family. And under the law and under certainly that decision, that is the way we structure it.”