In an ad with Bill Clinton telling us why we should vote for Hillary was a photo of Hillary with Mother Teresa. A national Catholic advocacy group, Fidelis, faxed a letter to Sister Nirmala, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, and recommended they request the Clinton campaign take Mother Teresa’s picture out of their ad campaign. Fidelis President Joseph Cella stated,
â€œIn our letter, we pointed out that the use of Blessed Teresaâ€™s image was particularly inappropriate and disturbing given Senator Clintonâ€™s staunch support of abortion both here in the United States and abroad. Mother Teresa tirelessly fought to protect unborn children, while Hillary Clinton staunchly supports abortion on demand in all nine months of pregnancy, including partial birth abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion.â€….â€œBlessed Mother Teresa is revered in America and across the globe as one of the greatest champions of the dignity of the human person. It is wholly inappropriate, disrespectful and disturbing that Hillary Clinton shamelessly exploited Motherâ€™s image as a political tool.â€
The Clinton campaign removed the photo from the ad at the request of Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa’s successor. The original ad, as it was, is now blocked on YouTube, but you can see the new ad here. The original ad included a photo of Hillary waving next to Mother Teresa, while the narrator says, â€œHillary in effect, was the face of America, in Africa, in India…â€ Then it was immediately followed by a clip of Hillary saying, â€œit is no longer acceptable to discuss womenâ€™s rights as separate from human rights.â€ I don’t think Mother Teresa agreed with that type of language. Mother Teresa was against abortion of any kind, stating, “Motherhood is the gift of God to womenâ€¦Yet we can destroy this gift of motherhood, especially by the evil of abortion â€¦. No job, no plans, no possessions, no idea of “freedom” can take the place of love.â€ Hillary was smart to remove that picture from her ad.