"I'm not just excited because a candidate said the word abortion or because it was a woman candidate or because this is a promise she could keep without creating new legislation—although that is historic on its own. I'm excited because Hyde is literally the worst kind of 'social issue' policy. With the words of its creator long forgotten outside reproductive justice circles, Hyde pretends to be about keeping people from seeing their tax dollars designated for a thing they find offensive, but it's really about punishing people rich white guys have, for centuries, given far less than a fuck about."—My friend Katie Klabusich, on Hillary Clinton's "Crucial Stand Against the Anti-Choice Hyde Amendment."
I can't overstate how important Clinton's stance on Hyde really is. Go read Katie's whole piece, because it's terrific—and does a great job explaining why this is so important.
[Note: This post does not say that Hillary Clinton is a perfect candidate. It does not say that Hillary Clinton is beyond criticism. It does not say that I agree with all of Hillary Clinton's positions. It does not say that you are not allowed to support Bernie Sanders. It is not evidence that I am being paid by the Clinton campaign; I am not. If you are considering claiming any of these things in comments, don't.]