The pro-abortion Obama Administration is at it again … and this time, they want Congress to grant them the resources necessary to undermine the right-to-life laws of sovereign nations throughout the world.
This week the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on the State Department authorization bill (H.R. 2410). One section of this bill would establish an Office for Global Women’s Issues. This new Office would be headed by an official with the rank of ambassador-at-large who would be charged with promoting “women’s empowerment internationally.”
When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was questioned about this on April 22 by the Foreign Affairs Committee, she said, “We are now an administration that will protect the rights of women, including their rights to reproductive health care,” and that “reproductive health care includes access to abortion.”
Seeing the handwriting on the wall, pro-life Congressman Chris Smith, a member of the committee, offered an amendment to H.R. 4210 to prevent the new Office from engaging in efforts to alter the laws of foreign nations governing abortion. The committee rejected the Smith amendment on a party-line vote. Without the Smith language, H.R. 4210 would empower the Obama Administration to pursue its agenda of undermining the right-to-life laws of sovereign nations.
Congressman Smith will be offering his amendment again. If it is adopted by the full House of Representatives, we’d remove our objection to H.R. 4210. But if the amendment fails, we will continue to oppose the entire State Department authorization bill. After all, giving the Obama Administration the power to undermine right-to-life laws in foreign sovereign countries is no small matter!
If you agree with us, contact your member of the House of Representatives and urge your representative to support the Smith amendment to H.R. 4210.