Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Admits to Congress Reproductive Health Means Abortion

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the House Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday and made a huge admission. She conceded what pro-life groups have worried about at the United Nations and other international meetings for years that abortion advocates want to include terms like “reproductive rights” and “reproductive health” in key documents and that the phrases mean unlimited abortion.

In response to questions from Reps. Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, and Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, Clinton said reproductive health includes abortion, and further stated (speaking on international policy) that the Obama administration would promote abortion overseas. “It is my strongly held view that you are entitled to advocate and everyone who agrees with you should be free to do so anywhere in the world, and so are we,” Clinton said. “Reproductive health includes access to abortion. We are now an Administration that will protect the rights of women, including their rights to reproductive health care.”

Members of the panel questioned Clinton on funding for the United Nations Population Fund, which works hand-in-hand with Chinese population control officials to enforce their one-child forced abortion policy.

Clinton also affirmed the Obama administration’s commitment to ratifying CEDAW. Smith, senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said Clinton’s testimony today shows the Obama Administration is plotting to conduct a foreign policy that spreads abortion all over the world at U.S. taxpayers’ 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,” he added.

“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.”