Rep. Martha Roby slams ‘appalling’ Chelsea Clinton for saying abortion is good for the economy
Republican Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2) hit back at Chelsea Clinton on Friday, saying, “It is appalling to me that anyone would attempt to assign a monetary value to human life.”
This came after Clinton last week praised abortion as being good for the nation’s economy.
“The net, new entrance of women [into the workforce over the past four decades]– that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973,” Clinton said.
Roby was quick to take Clinton to task for her “appalling” pro-abortion remarks.
“Abortion is not an economic issue, and it should never be watered down and treated as such,” Roby commented on her Facebook page.
She continued, “If ‘human rights’ are really the concern here, my question is: ‘What about the right to life of the unborn child?'”
Roby, who has been endorsed by the national pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List in her reelection campaign, reaffirmed her stance as a staunch advocate for life.
“As a pro-life woman, I will always stand up for this right – at every stage,” Roby concluded.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn