Saturday, 25 April 2009

Human Rights at Last: Hiliary Clinton Defends Pro-Sex Education, Pro-Abortion Stance of Obama Administration

One of my deepest grievances with Christian and Religious fundamentalists in general are their obstinate, asinine and conservative views which, more often than not, run contrary against human rights and human emancipation in general.

Take the Bush Administration, for instance: The Bush morons simply would not support the rights of humans to medically safe abortions and educationally sound sex education, instead relying heavily and solely on archaic, outdated religious recommended methods which are well proven to fail: Teaching children that abstinence from sex is the only option available, and that abortion is murder.

The end result of religious meddling is plain to see: Abortion rates and teen pregnancies increase in countries and US states which have the highest concentration of religious-centered sex education centers, and high mortality rates in countries where women cannot have abortion in legal hospitals, hence driving desperate women to have their abortions carried out by unlicensed doctors.

Thank Zeus then, that the fucking Bushies are gone, and that the Obama Administration has thoroughly reversed these crazy religious policies which really have no place in modern politics.

Clinton defends abortion right worldwide

Clinton, in Defense of Women's Reproductive Rights

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, testifying in Congress, defended the right to abortion worldwide and the Obama administration's decision to finance family planning overseas.

Hillary's Stance on Abortion

Clinton stood her ground against Christopher Smith, a Republican lawmaker from New Jersey who strongly opposes abortion.

Smith, speaking during Clinton's first hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee since she became top diplomat, asked if President Barack Obama's team sought to influence African and South American countries on abortion.

"Congressman, I deeply respect your passionate concern and views which you have championed and advocated for over the course of your public career," Clinton told him.

"We, obviously, have a profound disagreement," the chief US diplomat said.

"When I think about the suffering that I have seen of women around the world, I've been in hospitals in Brazil where half the women were enthusiastically and joyfully greeting new babies and the other half were fighting for their lives against botched abortions," said Clinton.

"I've been in African countries where 12 and 13-year-old girls are bearing children. I have been in Asian countries where the denial of family planning consigns women to lives of oppression and hardship," she added.

"It is my strongly held view that you are entitled to advocate and everyone who agrees with you should be free to do so anywhere in the world, and so are we," she said.

"We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women's health and reproductive health includes access to abortion, that I believe should be safe, legal and rare," Clinton added.

The Answer to Bringing Down Abortion Rates: Family Planning & Medical Care

"I've spent a lot of my time trying to bring down the rate of abortions and it has been my experience that good family planning and good medical care brings down the rate of abortion," the secretary of state said.

"Keeping women and men in ignorance and denied the access to services actually increases the rate of abortion."