Skip to comments.Obama’s Kenyan move
Posted on 11/18/2011 6:02:27 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Monday confirming Obama administration meddling in the drafting of controversial provisions of Kenyas constitution, which were ratified last year. Officials funneled $18 million in taxpayer cash to a number of groups, at least one of which openly worked to reverse the African countrys ban on killing the unborn. U.S. law prohibits lobbying for or against abortion with foreign aid money.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) skirted the ban by using grant recipients to help re-write the countrys charter. The groups that were supported are the pro-abortion groups in Kenya - not just some group that may have an interest, Rep. Christopher H. Smith told The Washington Times. The New Jersey Republican was one of the three members who asked government auditors to perform a full investigation of how taxpayer funds were spent.
In 2008, the government of Kenya charged a committee of experts with drafting a new constitution that would be presented to voters for approval. This committees original draft only stated that every person has the right to life. The International Development Law Organization (IDLO), which took $400,000 in administration cash, provided input to the committee. The next draft allowed abortion when the health of the mother is in danger, or if permitted by any other written law. This language made it to the final, ratified constitution.
The loophole essentially gives the government the freedom to grant abortion on demand. Health can be defined to be virtually anything, said Mr. Smith.
The Siljander Amendment, a provision of federal appropriations law, has outlawed overseas abortion lobbying since 1981. USAID told GAO that its grant recipients werent lobbying because the push for abortion was not direct.
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Author needs to name names, not faceless Offices of Accountability or a”committee.”
How about naming the author? This was published under the faceless, nameless, EDITORIAL.