Joe Biden Excludes Guatemala From Democracy Summit Because It Bans Abortions

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 15, 2021   |   10:54AM   |   Washington, DC

Guatemala was excluded from a meeting that Joe Biden held with world leaders over the weekend, a slight that likely is due to the country’s strong pro-life stance.

Barely a year in office, Biden already has taken more actions to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions than any other president in U.S. history. His administration is pressuring pro-life countries like Guatemala to abandon human rights for unborn babies and legalize abortion on demand.

But Guatemala is resisting, and the Institute for Women’s Health believes that is why Biden did not invite Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei to his Democracy Summit over the weekend, The Christian Post reports.

“Guatemala was not invited to take part in the Summit, despite being a democratic nation,” the Institute for Women’s Health said in a statement. “Alfonso Aguilar, president of the International Human Rights Group, suggested that ideological differences were likely a significant reason for the country’s omission, since Guatemala is unapologetically pro-life.”

The Latin American country has remained steadfast in its commitment to protecting unborn babies from abortion.

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Among other things, its leaders joined more than 30 other countries in signing the historic Geneva Consensus, which declares that “there is no international right to abortion.” The United States also signed the document under President Donald Trump’s leadership, but Biden removed the U.S. after he took office.

Here’s more from the Christian Post:

Last year, Guatemala bowed out of an agreement that allowed Planned Parenthood to operate in the country after Giammattei expressed concerns about the organization’s stance on abortion.

Upon reversing the agreement made by Guatemala’s interior minister at the time, Giammattei declared that “I will not endorse in my administration the creation, registration or start-up of any organization that goes against life.”

Valerie Huber, president of the Institute for Women’s Health, which recently hosted an event with the Guatemalan president, pointed out how aggressively pro-abortion the U.S. has become under Biden. She said the Biden administration is using Americans’ tax dollars to promote abortions overseas, including in countries where abortion is illegal.

“We recently learned that our own United States government funded a video project promoting medical abortion in an area of Latin America where abortion is not legal,” Huber said. “And in another country, I heard we are supporting pro-abortion candidates for that nation’s Congress. That’s meddling – or worse.”

The Biden administration has adopted the most radical pro-abortion policies in U.S. history. In April, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken promised that the Biden administration will promote abortion in reports about human rights and other efforts. He also touted Biden’s decision early in his presidency to force Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and its global abortion agenda.

The Biden administration is chipping away at religious freedom, too. Earlier this year, it dropped a lawsuit against a taxpayer-funded Vermont hospital that allegedly tricked a pro-life nurse into helping abort an unborn baby. Now, it appears the administration wants to limit the powers of a federal office tasked with enforcing religious freedom in other cases like the pro-life nurse’s.

Biden also recently began allowing dangerous abortion drugs to be sold through the mail without a doctor’s visit. He also is trying to get rid of the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions in Medicaid and in other countries.