Hillary Clinton had a message for the White House on Tuesday when she spoke at an occasion honoring the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood in New York, suggesting that “groups of men” within the capital have been stripping away women’s rights.
“As we speak, politicians in Washington are still doing everything they can to roll back the rights and progress we’ve fought so hard for over the last century,” Clinton stated within the speech, in accordance to CNN.
Clinton, the previous Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate who ran a fierce marketing campaign towards now-President Donald Trump, then made reference to a photograph shared by the White House early this yr displaying greater than a dozen male politicians at a gathering on health care.
The picture drew widespread criticism and on-line mockery after it was found that the assembly coated subjects such because the removing of a federal regulation requiring insurers to cowl maternity depart and prenatal care.
“I mean, could you believe those the photos of groups of men around that conference table deciding to strip away coverage for pregnancy and maternity care?” Clinton stated, warning that whereas a finances handed this week consists of funding for Planned Parenthood regardless of the efforts of some Republicans, the group had solely “narrowly averted a disaster.”
“We come tonight to celebrate the last 100 years, the progress that so many generations have fought so hard for,” she continued, asking her viewers to mirror on the plot of the basic novel and newly launched tv collection The Handmaid’s Tale, in accordance to the Hollywood Reporter. “In The Handmaid’s Tale, women’s rights are slowly stripped away,” Clinton stated. “As one character says, ‘We didn’t look up from our phones until it was too late.’”