Monday, April 27, 2009

Rep. Chris Smith (NJ) Responds to Clinton

(LifeNews.com) -- This week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted that the term “reproductive rights” includes abortion. Her statement confirms what pro-life organizations have said for years about how abortion advocates want to include seemingly-innocuous terms like “reproductive rights” and “reproductive health” in international documents and legislation and define those terms later as covering abortions. Rep. Chris Smith, whose question prompted Clinton’s answer. "We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women's health," Clinton told Smith. "And reproductive health includes access to abortion that I believe should be safe, legal, and rare." In a statement sent to LifeNews.com, Smith said Clinton’s testimony shows how the Obama administration is planning to promote abortion as an international right and to do so at taxpayer expense. 'It is evident that Mrs. Clinton and President Obama want to force the tragedy of abortion upon women around the world especially and including in countries where democratically elected leaders want to continue to protect their unborn children," Smith said. "There are other ways in which both mother and baby are protected, cared for and helped-- with food, nutrition, clean water and life-affirming healthcare. Secretary Clinton's inability to see this will mean more babies will die and more women will suffer the consequence of abortion as a result of U.S. foreign policy overseas.”

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