Speaking to a small crowd of about 100 people in Poughkeepsie, New York on Sunday, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, asserted that abortion is a core “human right.”
In being greeted with a standing ovation at the Civil Service Employee Union’s office, Clinton spoke on gun control, opponent Bernie Sanders and abortion.
“A woman’s right to chose is at the core of our human rights and what should be equity in our country,” she said, according to the Pougkeepsie Journal.
Clinton also remarked that the 2016 election is the “most important” of her lifetime.
Clinton told the publication Page Six in February that she walked away from the Baptist Church because of the issue of abortion.
“I was raised in a Methodist church and I left the Baptist church before my dad did, because I didn’t know why they were talking to me about abortion when I was six in Sunday school,” she stated. “That’s a true story.”
“I recognized that there were many expressions of faith that I don’t agree with and feel [are] quite antithetical to how I read the Bible,” Clinton continued.