Skip to comments.Senate Democrats Establish Abortion Litmus Test for State Dept Refugee Job
Posted on 10/29/2005 7:53:35 AM PDT by AliVeritas
It appears that US Senate Democrats intend to impose an abortion litmus test on a State Department job that has nothing to do with abortion. Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey came under fire by Senate Democrats who charge that she has a history of opposing abortion at the UN. Sauerbrey has been nominated by President Bush to head the $700 million State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
At Sauerbrey's confirmation hearings on Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, California Sen. Barbara Boxer chastised Sauerbrey, charging her with being pro-life. "I question the wisdom of putting someone in that position who I believe has shown zealotry on the issue of reproductive health including family planning," said Boxer.
The charge centers on an attempt by the Bush administration last spring to pass an amendment to a UN resolution that clarified that neither the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action or the 2000 Beijing +5 platform created a universal right to abortion. The resolution had the support of more than 2,400 NGOs from around the world. Even pro-abortion NGOs and governments said the resolution was unnecessary because they acknowledged that neither Beijing document created a right to abortion.
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Something like this should have been posted in the news activism section to expose the DEMONcrats for what they really are.
The Dems are getting worse!
The Dems are always playing that one note samba!
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I agree: this should be posted in news. It's important.
Also it points up the "slippery slope" aspect of the Rats' fixation of Roe. It's not only their litmus test for Supreme Court Justices, they'll apply it to anyone they have power over.
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