Hillary Clinton attacks Canadian PM Harper for not promoting abortion
Ottawa, Canada (LifeNews.com) — After signing bills over the last two weeks that promote taxpayer funded abortions in a national health care program, the Obama administration is taking its promotion of abortion abroad. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attacked Canada’s Prime Minster for not promoting abortion at an upcoming conference.
At issue is the decision by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is promoting better maternal mortality as its signature initiative at the upcoming G8 summit Canada is hosting in June.
Harper was initially reluctant to include contraception in the centerpiece plan Canada is advocating, but he has ruled out including abortion.
That met with opposition from Clinton, a longtime abortion advocate and the top international official in the administration of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
“You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health,” Clinton said at a Tuesday news conference. “And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.”
“I’ve also been very involved in promoting family planning and contraception as a way to prevent abortion. If you’re concerned about abortion, then women should have access to family planning,” Clinton added. “And finally, I do not think governments should be involved in making these decisions.”
But research shows if the Obama administration and world governments want to lower maternal mortality, expanding abortion isn’t the way to go.