Mother Teresa was made a saint today, and that calls to mind an exchange between the nun and the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton. In 1994, Mother Teresa addressed a National Prayer Breakfast with bold warnings, where Hillary sat across from her and asked just one question of the nun, and Hillary was left looking like an idiot as she was answered with six simple words.
Mother Teresa stood 4′ foot 9″ inches, but she was a force to be reckoned with even when addressing the President of the United States and then First Lady Hillary Clinton. As the keynote speaker at a prayer breakfast in 1994, Mother Teresa came to Washington, DC to chastise the Clintons and their pro-abortion stance.
During the event, Hillary asked Mother Teresa one question, but parts of the nun’s speech, directed at the Clintons, are worthy of review to understand what happened first. In her remarks, prior to Hillary’s question, Mother Theresa said:
“… I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems.
“And, by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.” [via Life News]
As Mother Teresa went on, those in attendance, like writer Peggy Noonan, noted that the little nun looked right at Hillary when she said, “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” Noonan went on to describe what happened when Mother finished her speech:
“Well, silence. Cool deep silence in the cool round cavern for just about 1.3 seconds. And then applause started on the right hand side of the room, and spread, and deepened, and now the room was swept with people applauding, and they would not stop for what I believe was five or six minutes. As they clapped they began to stand, in another wave from the right of the room to the center and the left.
“But not everyone applauded. The president and first lady, seated within a few feet of Mother Teresa on the dais, were not applauding.” [via Life News]
Hillary & Bill Clinton (left), Mother Teresa and podium, Al & Tipper Gore (right) in 1994