Slate is prone to support Hillary Clinton and her abortion policies, but the outlet may have outdone itself by promoting the blog post of Shannon Dingle. Dingle is a mom who claims to be pro-life and strongly opposed to abortion, but has switched to the Democratic Party and is voting for Hillary Clinton.
Dingle spends plenty of time harping on Donald Trump’s previously pro-choice viewpoints, failing to emphasize his more recent comments over the past few years and what he has said about abortion on the campaign trail.
Hillary is not only pro-choice when it comes to abortion, but throughout all nine months of pregnancy, which Students for Life of America found last month only 17 percent of millennials agree with. Hillary also supports Planned Parenthood and was endorsed by the scandal-ridden abortion provider in January, the first time they’ve ever made an endorsement during the primary season. And yet, Dingle still says that “if you’re looking for a genuinely anti-abortion candidate, then Trump isn’t your guy any more than Hillary is your girl.”
Here are reasons why Dingle, as a pro-lifer, is voting for Hillary:
- The lives of people with disabilities
- Women who would otherwise get abortions if they didn’t have access to birth control and support
- The lives of women in general
- Concern for refugees and immigrants
- Racial and ethnic minorities
- Religious minorities
- LGBTQ+ community
- Those infected with HIV/AIDS
- Armed forces
- Those killed by gun violence
All are worthwhile issues, but they don’t have much to do with Hillary’s stance on abortion, and they certainly don’t make her any more pro-life on the abortion issue.
Dingle does acknowledge the extreme stance the Democratic Party platform takes on abortion, as others within the party have also pointed out. She’s still voting for Hillary though, and still claiming to be pro-life.