Saturday, August 7, 2010

Can someone tell me why?

I received an e-mail today from Human Life International that alerted me to the situation in Kenya. (I've had my head in the sand this summer, so I really don't have much clue as to what is going on in the world.)

The Kenyan people just voted to adopt a new Constitution. Their previous Constitution had strong Pro-Life language, as does this one, with a clear difference:

In fact, the wording of the new constitution retains part of this strong pro-life language: "Every person has the right to life. The life of a person begins at conception." Yet in another demonstration of the deception employed regularly by pro-abortion elites, an unelected international committee of "experts" added the following in Article 26: "Abortion is not permitted unless, in the opinion of a trained health professional, there is need for emergency treatment, or the life or health of the mother is in danger, or if permitted by any other law."

So the doorway is clearly open for abortion. I'm so tired of these international committees swooping into countries and promoting their agenda. I'm not one of these fanatically anti-UN people, because I think cooperation among the world's government could be a good thing, but all of these side committees whose sole purpose appears to be promoting abortion and population control disgust me. (I'm not sure if the "international committee" in this case is part of the UN or not.)

But the real kicker to this story can be found in this paragraph:

How did this happen? A large part of the blame can be placed upon the Obama administration, which spent over $23 million of US tax payer money to promote passage of the new constitution. Pro-life Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and others have forced an investigation by the office of the Inspector General, revealing the expenditures, which, despite the administration's denials can be traced easily to openly pro-abortion organizations who were charged with getting out the vote in support of the referendum.

Where does the US get off spending $23 million dollars in another country - not to mention on such a disgusting mission? Aren't we the ones that keep borrowing money from China? We shouldn't be sending money overseas for any reason (in my opinion) until we are solvent at home. I know that the US funds a lot of foreign aid programs for poorer countries. And that's a laudable effort. But does it make sense to borrow from someone else in order to fund these programs?

I'm not a politician, and I don't claim to know all of the ins and outs of the government and its twisted system. So maybe someone else can explain how the US being some sort of middle-man makes sense.

But even if it makes sense to borrow from one country to give aid to another, what's happened in Kenya cannot be considered "aid". In fact, it seems to actually be illegal.

But here's the catch: Spending government funds to lobby for or against abortion in foreign countries is illegal through a law known as the Siljander Amendment, and they've been caught red-handed. Not that they appear to have any respect for law, or any policy they haven't created themselves.

I hope that this investigation ends up getting some people in some major hot water. But I doubt that's going to happen. And in any case, the damage has been done in Kenya.

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