The grandmother she wishes could have been aborted inspired her to have a baby.
Chelsea Clinton is a bit confused. Earlier this year, the former first daughter lamented publicly that her unmarried maternal great-grandparents didn't have the option to legally abort her grandmother back in 1919. Now, Chelsea says that Dorothy Rodham's actual death 92 years later inspired her to have a baby.
In the November 2013 print issue of Glamour, Chelsea Clinton told Glamour's Special Projects Director Genevieve Roth that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky "decided we were going to make 2014 the Year of the Baby." A women's magazine filled with celebrity gossip and fashion, Glamour says it caters to an audience of "our six million girls."
In the piece, Clinton explained that the death of her grandmother in November 2011 pressed her and the hubby to "examine what they wanted their lives to be about." Clinton continued, "We sat down and said, 'Here's what we want to do.' The first thing on the list was simple: We want, God willing, to start a family." Clinton added, "Call my mother and tell her that. She asks us about it every single day."
The remarks provided a stark contrast from a LifeNews.com report this year detailing how Clinton complained that her maternal grandmother's unwed teenage parents, "did not have access to the services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide" at a Women Deliver conference.