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W.H. Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution that Legalizes abortion

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Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey cited a report by the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, that estimated that more than $23 million in U.S. taxpayer funds have been spent on the referendum. Smith and other conservatives have complained that at least some of that money has been spent in support of the proposed constitution, possibly violating U.S. law.

Thanks to these findings, nine of the more than 200 organizations in Kenya that received money from the U.S. have been suspended from receiving assistance, the U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Katya Thomas in Nairobi told the AP Friday.

The federal probe also found that the Kenyan constitution was not actually written by Kenyans, but by “U.S.-funded NGOs, working in concert with Planned Parenthood,” Smith said.

According to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s website, Planned Parenthood supports the Kenyan groups that wrote the abortion clause – the Kenyan Federation of Women Lawyers and its parent organization the Kenyan Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance.

Planned Parenthood’s website states that it sought “to improve maternal health conditions in Kenya by securing reproductive health laws and policies that promote women's health,” its motivation for becoming involved in the constitutional revision process.

But some Kenyans think that the role of American organizations like Planned Parenthood in drafting the Kenyan constitution compromises Kenyan sovereignty and assaults its cultural heritage.
FOXNews.com - White House Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution That Legalizes Abortion, GOP Reps Say


Hmm - thoughts?
 

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Re: W.H. Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution that Legalizes abor

This is already being discussed in a different thread.

http://www.debatepolitics.com/break...x-payer-money-kenya-abortion-legislation.html

The Kenyan Constitution isn't funding abortion legislation or legalizing abortion. As people in that thread pointed it out, it bars the government from banning it. If by barring the federal government from banning something you are legalizing it, then gay marriage has just effectively been legalized all accross the country.

What the Kenyan Constitution actually says on abortion:

Kenya's Abortion Ban Fires Constitutional Debate | Womens eNews

4:26 - Right to life

(1) Every person has the right to life.

(2) The life of a person begins at conception.

(3) A person shall not be deprived of life intentionally, except to the extent authorised by this Constitution or other written law.

(4) 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 written law.
The facts:

While the abortion-related language in the draft varies little from what is currently allowed under Kenya's penal code, its inclusion in the constitution would make the imposition of a complete ban all but impossible and would open the door for more lenient legislation in the future, says a women's advocacy lawyer closely following the matter.

Kenya's Parliament is currently debating the draft of the constitution, including whether to leave the abortion-related provision, which is to be decided upon by the end of this year when Kenyans vote to accept or reject.

The criminalization of abortion in Kenya, combined with the stigma and shortage of legal post-abortion care, leads to the deaths of hundreds or possibly thousands of women each year due to complications of unsafe abortions, the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights said in a report this month.
 
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Re: W.H. Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution that Legalizes abor

love the spin Fox puts on that whole situation.
 

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Re: W.H. Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution that Legalizes abor

This is already being discussed in a different thread.

http://www.debatepolitics.com/break...x-payer-money-kenya-abortion-legislation.html

The Kenyan Constitution isn't funding abortion legislation or legalizing abortion. As people in that thread pointed it out, it bars the government from banning it. If by barring the federal government from banning something you are legalizing it, then gay marriage has just effectively been legalized all accross the country.

What the Kenyan Constitution actually says on abortion:

Kenya's Abortion Ban Fires Constitutional Debate | Womens eNews



The facts:
Thank you!

Search wasn't functioning :) I'll request a delete.
 

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Re: W.H. Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution that Legalizes abor

maybe he is going back to his "home country" to eat some dead babies, right Tea Party?
 
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