When Does a Baby Get Constitutional Rights? Planned Parenthood CEO: ‘I Don’t Know’

By Eric Scheiner | October 5, 2016 | 2:53pm EDT
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - CEO of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards says she doesn’t know at what point a baby receives constitutional rights.

On Tuesday, Doug Wagner of WHO Newsradio in Iowa discussed Hillary Clinton’s view that constitutional rights for the unborn don’t exist. He then asked Richards her thoughts on the issue.

Wagner said, “At what point does that child - or that unborn person, fetus – whatever you want to call it – at what point does that baby get the constitutional rights?”

“Well, I don’t really, actually – I don’t know that there’s an exact answer for that,” Richards replied.

“Because what the point is (inaudible) that women have and there are, as you know, restrictions on women’s ability to terminate a pregnancy – and when they can, but until a pregnancy is viable they have the right to make that decision.”

“I think it really, honestly that’s not the problem we are facing in America,” Richards continued. “What we are facing in America is the fact that women in many states have fewer rights to access basic health care. And again, I think it’s really important that we be honest here about birth control.”

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