In a batch of newly-released private emails to Hillary Clinton’s private email address on her infamous home email server is an interesting revelation. One of the email to Clinton comes from the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which is facing intense scrutiny for selling the body parts of aborted babies.
The Weekly Standard caught the email, from Laurie Rubiner, vice president of public policy and advocacy, sent directly to Clinton.
The lobbying email from Planned Parenthood recalls how the Obama Administration used $18 million in taxpayer funds to provide funding for a group pushing legalized abortion in Kenya violated federal law, an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found.
The report by the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, shows at least one Obama grantee openly pushed to expand abortion in Kenya despite the Siljander Amendment, a longstanding, annually renewed law that prohibits U.S. tax dollars from being used to lobby for or against abortion in other countries.
The GAO report also reveals that a key Obama official stonewalled investigators and refused to cooperate with the GAO in its investigation of the activities initiated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department during Kenya’s 2010 constitutional referendum.
“The Obama Administration basically hired surrogates to do its dirty work of abortion promotion in Kenya,” said Congressman Chris Smith, a pro-life New Jersey Republican who chairs the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.
“U.S. policy on international constitutional reform is, by law, supposed to be abortion-neutral,” Smith said. “This new report shows that at a minimum the Obama Administration ignored the prohibition with the end result being a new Kenyan constitution that vastly expands access to abortion in Kenya, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.”
“That a high-ranking official in the Obama Administration, Under-Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero, chose not to cooperate with the GAO as they uncovered procedural and funding problems begs for further investigation and review,” Smith said.