Womens issues - Where does Hillary Clinton stand?



"Well Donald, those days are over."

The former first lady is embracing women's issues during this year's presidential election, pitting her record and proposals against those of her rival, Donald Trump.

Here are Clinton's plans to lift women up in the workplace and to ensure their reproductive health rights:

AbortionClinton believes in a woman's right to choose and pledges to defend the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme CourtShe would repeal the Hyde amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used to support abortion servicesPlanned ParenthoodClinton promises to stop Republicans from defunding the women's health organizationPlanned Parenthood endorsed Clinton in its first primary endorsement in JanuaryChild care and family leaveClinton wants 12 weeks of paid maternity and medical leaveUnder her proposals, no family would pay more than 10 percent of income on child careIncrease federal funding to bring down the cost of child careClinton calls for universal pre-kindergarten education She would double fund the Early Head Start-Child Care partnership programEqual payClinton believes in equal pay for equal workShe wants to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill Clinton introduced as a senator which would promote pay transparency She was an original co-sponsor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

"If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is 'playing the woman card,' then deal me in!" Clinton said back in April, speaking in Philadelphia as she clinched the Democratic nomination in the party's primary.

. Back to the days when abortions were illegal, women had far fewer options and life for too many women and girls were limited," Clinton said at a Planned Parenthood event in June.

By Reena Flores

Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major party, likes to slam critics who accuse her of playing "the woman's card."

"When Donald Trump says 'let's make America great again,' that is code for 'let's take America backward' -- back to a time when opportunity and dignity were reserved for some, not all



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