LIFE NEWS BY MICAIAH BILGER APR 19, 2016 | 11:23AM WASHINGTON, DC
It’s no secret that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s popularity is weak. Even many abortion activists who agree with her extreme position on abortion are not supporting her. One is prominent feminist Camille Paglia.
In an interview with Spiked last week, Paglia said she would not vote for Hillary Clinton, even if she receives the presidential nomination.
“I feel Hillary Clinton is utterly corrupt,” she said. “Her current positions on the campaign trail have been just co-opted from what Bernie Sanders was saying, because her poll testing told her that that’s where the party was. I think she’s absolutely soulless. I think she’s incompetent.”
Clinton has radical stance on abortion that is out of touch with most Americans. If elected, she has promised to overturn the Hyde Amendment, forcing Americans to fund abortions with tax dollars; and she openly opposes restrictions on late-term abortions when babies are viable outside the womb. Most Americans don’t stand with Clinton on these issues.
Like Clinton, Paglia supports legalized abortion, but she recently admitted that pro-lifers do have “the moral high ground” on the issue.
During the interview, Paglia also criticized pro-abortion actress Lena Dunham who is campaigning for Clinton, calling her “the symbol of neuroticism which masquerades as feminism.” Dunham is equally if not more radical on abortion than Clinton. In December, Dunham said she wanted to punch ignorant pro-lifers in the face. Clinton, in a more toned-down, political fashion, has compared pro-lifers to terrorists.
Paglia isn’t alone in her contempt for Clinton. Even Planned Parenthood took some flak from its supporters when it endorsed Clinton in an unprecedented move. Though her Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders also supports abortion without restrictions at any time during pregnancy, he is generally viewed as more trustworthy than Clinton.
According to NBC, Clinton’s popularity among Americans is very low, with 32 percent viewing her favorably and 56 percent unfavorably.