So wedded to abortion is the Obama administration that a government agency is reporting that the administration may have acted illegally by using taxpayer money to advocate for the legalization of abortion in Kenya.
The Washington Examiner reports:
During the drafting of the Kenyan constitution in 2009 and 2010, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), argued against constitutional bans on abortion and in favor of langauge stating that a fetus “lacks constitutional standing” — a potential violation of federal law, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Upon reviewing a first draft of the Kenyan constitution, IDLO suggested that the Kenyan Parliament “make clear that a person is a human being who has been born.” IDLO also opposed language in a second draft, recommended by the Parliamentary Select Committee, that determined that “the life of a person begins at conception” and that “abortion is not permitted unless in the opinion of a medical practitioner, the life of the mother is in danger.”
IDLO countered this recommendation, the GAO notes, arguing that “the language on abortion was unnecessarily restrictive and lacking in international precedent.” Among other things, according to the GAO, IDLO suggested that a “health of the mother” provision be included in the Kenyan constitution, rather than just a “life of the mother” clause. GAO observes that the final draft included abortion language consistent with IDLO recommendations, although not necessarily caused by those recommendations.
IDLO’s participation in the drafting process was funded through USAID by a “technical assistance award” to enable IDLO to assist the Kenyans in drafting their constitution.
Because it receives funding from the U.S. government, IDLO’s advice regarding abortion laws might violate the Siljander Amendment, GAO says, which mandates that “No foreign assistance funds may be used to lobby for or against abortion.”
This administration is maniacally committed to abortion.
Besides nominating death promoting justices to the Supreme Court, pushing for federal funding of abortion in Obamacare, threatening to cut off Medicaid funding for the poor in Indiana unless the state agreed to fund Planned Parenthood, and attempting to force Catholic institutions to pay for abortifacients, now they’re possibly illegally promoting abortion in Kenya.
There is no doubt that the killing of the unborn is the hallmark of this administration and will be its most damaging legacy.
November 15, 2011 at 3:00 am
Check out Alexander Tsiaras talk about development from conception to birth at http://www.ted.com/talks/alexander_tsiaras_conception_to_birth_visualized.html
This is the science that shows how the pro-aborts are the *real* anti-science folks. It should also wake all those who slumber and don't realize that the US *does* have an established (financially supported) religion – that of the worship of Moloch!
November 15, 2011 at 11:15 am
I just find it so jaw-dropping that abortion seems to be THE ONLY important issue for this administration. While they have backed away from so many of their promises on the wars, health insurance(Public Option anyone?), and the economy, they will not budge one inch if the free and easy access to killing one's children is in danger anywhere. How sick and twisted these people are.
November 15, 2011 at 11:59 am
"make clear that a person is a human being who has been born." Being born gives a person citizenship, not personhood. Government does not endow life and unalienable rights enumerated in our Declaration of Independence. Government cannot take life or the credit for endowing unalienable rights. Government is not our Creator. It is the government's duty to protect our unalienable right to life, our virginity, our innocence, to uphold all that is holy and life giving, otherwise it is taxation without representation.
November 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm
@Anonymous:"health insurance(Public Option anyone?)," Medicare premiums will increase to $240 while copays become 50% forcing everybody into Obamacare and paying for abortion. Tyranny by the dollar.