Sunday, 11 September 2016

Crux: Can Mother Teresa help Clinton on adoption v. abortion again?

Crux: Can Mother Teresa help Clinton on adoption v. abortion again?

by Ines A. Murzaku

"At first blush, the idea of Hillary Clinton having much appeal for pro-life voters may seem a terribly long shot. A relatively little-known partnership between Clinton and Mother Teresa in the 1990s, however, suggests the fascinating possibility of altering the traditional political calculus.

In her July 26 speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Clinton reiterated her commitment to preserving social security, expanding social programs, fighting for children and their health insurance, and defending the disabled, working people, immigrants, women and the poor.

In many ways, those are precisely the same commitments Pope Francis celebrated in Mother Teresa when he formally declared her a saint on Sept. 4, and Mother Teresa and Clinton are linked by more than being accomplished women in what have long been men’s worlds."

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