H.R. 2410: Enemy of the State

While the Obama Administration has made the claim that they want to reduce abortions in America, they've made no such claims abroad. On the contrary, the current administration is already planning the groundbreaking ceremony for an Office of Global Women's Issues, which is certain to become an international abortion headquarters. As Secretary Hillary Clinton announced at a recent committee hearing, "We are now an administration that will protect the rights of women, including their rights to 'reproductive health care.'" Reproductive health care is an attempt to put a nice wrapper on unlimited abortion.

The creation of this office is contingent on the passage of the State Department reauthorization bill (H.R. 2410), which is scheduled for a House floor vote this Wednesday, June 10. As you may remember, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) tried to pass an amendment in the House Foreign Affairs Committee that would restrict the Office's work on abortion. It was defeated, but Rep. Smith refuses to be. If House Democrats allow it, all of Smith's colleagues will have the chance to vote on his amendment to bar the office from acting as a global abortion clearinghouse.

For several weeks, we have been trying to build opposition for the legislation in the House--not just for this measure but for plenty of the bill's other problem areas. Apart from funding the State Department's budget, H.R. 2410 also targets a handful of hot-button social issues. Believe it or not, one of the State Department's biggest priorities would be pressuring other countries to overturn laws that restrict homosexual and transsexual behavior. Meanwhile, that radical agenda continues here at home as H.R. 2410 would force our Foreign Service workers to undergo "sensitivity training" on the issues of "sexual orientation and gender identity." It's not too late to help us persuade those leaders to say "no" to H.R. 2410. Contact your representatives today!