Senate Will Vote on Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State Tomorrow

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 20, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Senate Will Vote on Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State Tomorrow

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 20
, 2009

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Senate Democrats hoped to confirm pro-abortion former New York senator Hillary Clinton as the next Secretary of State this afternoon. However a pro-life senator held up a request to approve her unanimously and the chamber will now schedule a full roll call vote on Wednesday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had scheduled a unanimous consent request to approve Clinton’s nomination this afternoon.

However, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas objected to the request and forced a one day delay and the need for a full roll call vote.

In a statement, Cornyn says he’s “pleased to have the opportunity to have a full and open debate and an up-or-down vote” on Clinton’s nomination.

Pro-life advocates object to her nomination because Clinton strongly supports abortion and will change the position the United States takes at the United Nations and around the world.

While representatives of President Bush opposed expanding abortion on a global scale, Clinton and other representatives of pro-abortion President Barack Obama will promote abortion as an international right.

Veteran pro-life lobbyist Jeanne Head, a fixture at the UN, previously said in an article LifeNews.com carried that “Hillary would promote her husband’s agenda at the United Nations to make abortion a fundamental human right worldwide.”

The Senate will undoubtedly approve Clinton’s nomination, but Cornyn’s move gives senators a chance to vote against it because of abortion or other political reasons.

According to the political news web site Politico, Clinton and Cornyn were seen in a Senate hallway engaging in an animated private conversation that likely occurred after Cornyn declined to allow her vote to go forward.

Clinton is one of many key pro-abortion appointments President Obama has made to top policy positions that will affect pro-life issues like abortion and euthanasia.

Obama selected pro-abortion Rep. Rahm Emanuel as his White House Chief of Staff, picked pro-abortion former Sen. Tom Daschle as his Health and Human Services Secretary, and chose former NARAL legal director Dawn Johnsen as he Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel.

He also appointed Ellen Moran, the former director of the pro-abortion group Emily’s List, as his White House communications director, put former Emily’s List board member Melody Barnes in place as his director of the Domestic Policy Council, and selected pro-abortion former Clinton administration official Jeanne Lambrew to become the deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform.

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