“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton said.
“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she explained. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.” [emphasis added]
Do I even need to comment on this?
Most religions are deistic. That is to say they hold to a supernatural being, bigger and more powerful than any one here on earth. Therefore most religions hold that in some fashion their beliefs derive from that deity. To even attempt to change a religious belief is to hold that either A) you are wiser than the deity, or B) you have a direct pipeline to that deity that no other practitioner of that religion has had in its history, or C) religion is a man-made facade to be manipulated by the powerful for the sake of that power.
It is most reasonable to conclude that the answer in this case is C), but this is Hillary Clinton we are talking about here. So, if I have to bet, I would lay my money on A).
This woman is accumulating errors like the Cleveland Indians.
Addendum about 45 minutes later – I wonder how well this approach went over when she negotiated with the various Islamic governments she would have encountered as SoS? I am aghast at her temerity, but they tend to label such declarations as blasphemy. But she is Hillary so I am sure it went very well.