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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) says the world is currently in the midst of a horrifying abortion surge.
Important article out of EWTN News...
The future of faith-based health care in the developing world is being threatened by the global pro-abortion lobby, led by the U.S. administration of President Barack Obama, a U.S. Catholic politician has warned.
“Make no mistake about it; they are going for the jugular. No country, save the Vatican, is immune,” said Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) to a global conference of Catholic health care professionals in Rome Sept. 2.
The New Jersey congressman said that pro-abortion forces are willing to kill off faith-based health care in the developing world – despite the fact that such bodies provide up to 70 percent of all health provision in places such as Africa.
“The threat to mothers and children is real and growing. Faith-based health care is at risk of global defunding and disenfranchisement,” said Congressman Smith.
He claimed the world is currently “in the midst of a horrifying abortion surge” fueled, to a large extent, by the Obama administration.
“The Obama Administration poured over $61.5 million dollars - subsidizing a reported 83 NGO’s - to secure a new constitution in Kenya,” said Congressman Smith giving a recent example, “that includes a fundamental right to a ‘health’ abortion performed by anyone described in the constitution as a trained health professional.” Prior to the approval of the new constitution, abortion was illegal in Kenya.
Congressman Smith recalled speaking recently to a “Speaker of a Parliament in a large African country” who told him that such tactics “take advantage of our poverty.”
He also highlighted how the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, initiated by George W. Bush in 2003, now issues grant proposals that “require condom procurement, promotion and/or utilization activities as a core element of an HIV prevention program with no reference to the conscience clause in the document.”
Meanwhile, the U.N’s new “Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health” demands that abortion be included in any health care provision which, said the congressman, “apparently leaves little or no room for inclusion of Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and secular NGOs of conscience.”
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