Hilary Clinton was recently quoted saying:
“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton said.
“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she explained. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.”
While this statement may seems to make sense in theory, to remove deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural bias means removing ethical standards. If they are removed, what will we be left with to guide our moral decisions? Right or wrong, Hilary has stepped into a grey area, and it will be interesting to see whether people react to choose black-or-white or if they will accept this statement with a grain of (grey).