Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized the Trump administration Thursday for not promoting the killing of unborn babies as a “human right.”
Clinton, a pro-abortion Democrat and a favorite among abortion industry leaders, responded to reports that the Trump administration is cutting references to “reproductive rights” from a key global human rights report. The U.S. Department of State publishes the report annually.
“Women’s rights are human rights,” Clinton wrote Thursday on Twitter, Politico reports. “That was a radical idea back in 1995. It shouldn’t still be two decades later.”
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, a pro-abortion Democrat from New Jersey, and Ty Cobb, director of the Human Rights Campaign’s global program, joined Clinton in complaining.
“I am profoundly alarmed to read reports of Secretary Tillerson’s alleged efforts to water down or delete critical sections of the State Department’s annual ‘Country Reports on Human Rights’ related to women’s rights …” Menendez said in a statement.
Cobb told Politico that the move is “unconscionable.”
But the Trump administration is not restricting women’s rights. By refusing to promote abortion, it actually is expanding them.
The changes to the State Department report apparently will reflect this often ignored problem. Officials who work for the department said the title of one section will be changed from “Reproductive Rights” to “Coercion in Population Control.”
Another right that abortion activists ignore is the right of unborn women to live. Sex-selection abortions have become a huge global problem. In China and India, the ratio of men to women is heavily skewed male, and human rights groups estimate tens of millions of women are “missing” from the world today due to sex-selection abortions. Government leaders in India have initiated several programs to help end gender discrimination in the womb, but it still occurs.
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Answering the criticism, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said they are committed to protecting women’s rights across the world.
“This year we are changing some of the terms that are being used in the report, but not our commitment to women’s rights, women’s health or to human rights whatsoever,” Nauert said Thursday. “Make no mistake, human rights is a top priority here.”
The changes are significant when compared to pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s administration, which promoted the killing of unborn babies for any reason up to birth as a woman’s “right.”
In contrast, the Trump administration has been focusing on policies that protect both women and their unborn children.
For example, in 2017, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote or provide abortions overseas.
Only four of more than 700 groups that provide foreign aid refused to comply with the new requirement. Previous news reports indicate that two of the four were the pro-abortion groups International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International. The rest continue to serve people with the greatest needs in countries across the world.
Earlier this week, Nauert refuted negative comments about the changes, saying the department is not “downgrading coverage of … women’s issues.” Rather, it now will focus on ending the most “egregious” of human rights abuses against women and families in the world.