Occasionaly I Wish I’d Supported Hillary Clinton

Poster by Tony Puryear

Poster by Tony Puryear

When I read things like this New York Times‘ Op-Ed piece, I sort of think that maybe I shouldn’t have been quite so hard on Hillary Clinton during the primary.

Many circumstances unrelated to reproductive health could also fall under the umbrella of “other medical procedures.” Could physicians object to helping patients whose sexual orientation they find objectionable? Could a receptionist refuse to book an appointment for an H.I.V. test? What about an emergency room doctor who wishes to deny emergency contraception to a rape victim? Or a pharmacist who prefers not to refill a birth control prescription?

H*yas for Chocie just collected over 85 signatures on our letter opposing the proposed HHS rule.  Although this may not sound like a lot, all we did was keep them at our table in the campus free-speech zone (don’t get me started on this) for 6 days!  Rumor is, even a Jesuit signed one…

We decided to collect individual signatures on letters and send them all at once.  A stack of letters is pretty impressive and, given how much e-mail government offices receive these days, I feel like a think envelope might get noticed.  They’ll only have to read the letter once, but they’ll also see signatures from all over the U.S. (we even got a signature from a Chinese woman who just got her citizenship)!  To me, there is still something to be said for picking up a stack of letters instead of just seeing a list of e-mails.  Call me old fashioned.

I’ve been so impressed by the response that we get at Georgetown.  Although we have a tenuous relationship with the university, I get the sense that the pro-choice position is more popular that one might expect at a Catholic university.  People aren’t always willing to speak up, but when we call on them to act they show up.  What more, really, can you ask?

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3 responses to “Occasionaly I Wish I’d Supported Hillary Clinton

  1. Angel

    Hillary Clinton canceled plans to attend an anti-Iran rally because Republican VP candidate Governor Sarah Palin would attend it.

    Why is Hillary Clinton more devoted to her party and not Americans? Why couldn’t she be bi-partisan and stand with both parties on this issue?

    Sarah Palin puts her country first, just like John McCain. Her own son is fighting in Iraq for the values and freedoms of all Americans.

    Country First!!! not party first.

  2. Chelsea

    If we want Hillary Clinton to become President in 2012 Barack Hussein Obama needs to lose this election.

    If Obama wins and does well as President, then in 2012 people will just re-elect him and not vote for Hillary Clinton.

    If Obama does horrible as President, then people will not vote for Democrats and will just vote for Republicans.

    Thus, the McCain/Palin ticket has to win to ensure that Hillary Clinton becomes President in 2012.

    On top of that, Sarah Palin as Vice President would excite more confidence towards people in having Hillary Clinton as President in 2012.

    More and more prominent Hillary Clinton supporters are supporting McCain/Palin’08.

  3. Ariel

    Chelsea and Angel, you two should talk to each other. Angel has some good ideas about putting your country over your party, but its just as much about putting ideals (as opposed to country) over party. I know I’m not alone on questioning which ideals the McPa campaign is putting first.

    Chelsea on the other hand wants to not put her country or party first, she wants to put an individual first. Hey crazy idea, since Hilary probably won’t die in the next 8 years, and we have this really cool two term limit thing, maybe Obama can win and do a good job and be re-elected and when he can’t run anymore, we might say, ‘hey, how ’bout them democrats. I bet that Hillary, will add bunches of goodness in 1216′. Folks are planning for those Olympics I can’t see why Hillary can’t plan for that election.

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