Americans United for Life Action Says the House-Approved Bill to Promote Abortion Overseas Is a “Grave Injustice”

June 10, 2009

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC — Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-187 to approve H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Reauthorization Act, which creates a new “Office for Global Women’s Issues” and directs that this office coordinate and support efforts regarding “women’s empowerment” around the world.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee that this administration “will protect the rights of women, including their rights to reproductive health care” – which also means access to abortion.

In responding to the vote, Americans United for Life Action President & CEO Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. said, “If this act becomes law, it will be a grave injustice to women around the world. Our elected representatives have no business using the diplomatic strong-arm of the United States to avidly promote abortion expansion overseas and undermine pro-life laws around the world.  I call on the Senate to reject this proposal.”

Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life Action is available for interviews about the implications of this pro-abortion bill abroad.

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John Cheeseman June 10, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Unbelievable. This is a crime is what this is. Those politicians know better. A famous quote by Patrick Henry states: Righteiousness alone can exalt America as a nation. Reader! Whoever thou art, remember this; and in thy sphere practise virtue thyself, and encourage it in others. The great pillars of all government and of social life: I mean virtue, morality, and religion. This is teh armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible.
The House passing the bill is a sentence of death and makes them accomplises to murder, on top of that we will most likely be the ones to foot the bill with our tax dollars so in essence the American people become an accomplis.
Is there a suggestion as to what can be done at this point. Does this not have to pass the Senate?. Oh dear God in heaven, help us.

Andrew Tillman June 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Another case of masking evil with the promise of good. Where is the wisdom anymore?

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