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Hillary Clinton Compares GOP Views On Women To Those Of Terrorist Groups

In Cleveland, Clinton hit Republicans hard for what she said are their "extreme" views on women.

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During a speech in Cleveland Thursday, Hillary Clinton compared her Republican challengers' views on women to those of terrorist groups.

"Marco Rubio brags about wanting to deny victims of rape and incest access to health care, to abortion. Jeb Bush says Planned Parenthood shouldn't get a penny. Your governor right here in Ohio banned state funding for some rape crisis centers because they sometimes refer women to other health facilities that do provide abortions," Clinton said.

"I would like these Republican candidates to look a mom in the eye who caught her breast cancer early because she was able to get a screening for cancer. Or the teenager who didn't get pregnant because she had access to contraception. Or anyone who's ever been protected by an HIV test.

"Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We are going forward, we are not going back."

Jeb Bush, one of the Republican candidates Clinton specifically targeted in her speech, responded on Twitter, calling Clinton's priorities "totally wrong."

.@HillaryClinton compares pro-life Americans to terrorists, but defends despicable PP treatment of unborn? Her priorities are totally wrong

Clinton's campaign says Republicans are "twisting Hillary Clinton's words" to "manufacture outrage."

Clinton spokeswoman @creynoldsnc responds to 2016 Republicans/terrorist groups/ women's health comment.

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Kyle Blaine is the deputy politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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