January 26, 2005
If there was any doubt that Hillary Clinton wants to run for president in 2008, her statement Monday about abortion should make it clear that she does.
Addressing a pro-choice gathering in town to mark the 32nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, senator Clinton said the divisive debate over abortion should find "common ground".
She called abortion a "sad, even tragic choice to many, many women."
This is an attempt to reposition herself from an abortion-on-demand radical to a middle-of-the road moderate.
Her husband, when he was president, said abortion should be "safe, legal and rare."
He did nothing to make it rare and neither will Senator Clinton.
There is only one reason why an abortion is sad and tragic.
It is because what is being killed is a human being.
Senator Clinton will never admit that.
Therefore, she should not be allowed the moral cover and the votes she seeks from pro-lifers.
Senator Clinton even praised the influence of "religious and moral values" on delaying teenage girls from becoming sexually active.
We know what the game is, don't we?
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.