Obama administration formed by ‘aggressive’ pro-abortion litmus test, Rep. Smith states
Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
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.- An “aggressive” pro-abortion Obama administration has been formed by a litmus test requiring support for abortion, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said at the 2010 March for Life.

In a Jan. 22 video interview with CNSNews.com at the March for Life, Smith advised pro-life advocates to pray and fast.

“We need to pray for Obama. He is so obsessed with promoting abortion. All of his picks for secretary, under-secretary, assistant-secretary--all the gate-keepers in government--are now litmus-tested pro-abortionists, many of whom come right out of the abortion-rights movement,” Smith commented.

“And these movement abortionists are trying to use everything when we know it, or sometimes when we don’t know it, behind the scenes, to promote this agenda. So this is an aggressive pro-abortion administration.”

While he said former President Bill Clinton was “awful” for the pro-life cause, he told CNSNews.com it is even worse under President Obama.

Rep. Smith called for a “re-doubling” of pro-life efforts. He praised the 40 Days for Life campaign and other ministries for “saving women who are at great peril and risk.”

“The post-abortive work that is done so magnificently by this movement needs to accelerate,” he advised.

“All of that combined, you know, this is the greatest human rights struggle on earth, and I think everyone needs to realize that we need to do even more,” the Congressman told CNSNews.com.

Rep. Smith also commented on the the Senate’s inclusion of abortion funding, which he said “without a doubt” helped kill the legislation.

“Congressman Bart Stupak [D-Mich.] and the pro-life Democrats on the House side were absolutely resolute and courageous in saying they would not vote for any health care that did not have pro-life safeguards in it, and certainly something that wouldn’t have pro-abortion language in it, and the Senate bill was riddled with pro-abortion expansions, more funding -- and so, frankly, that is why it is now dead.”

He explained that opponents of abortion funding wanted “no complicity whatsoever” with “killing babies and wounding mothers.” Polls showed most Americans agreed, he noted.

He added that women who procure abortions suffer emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. They also suffer an increased premature birth rate in subsequent pregnancies at a rate of 33 percent to more than 90 percent.

The Congressman voiced concerns that President Obama and leading Democrats will try to revive the push to fund abortion. He noted that the District of Columbia is paying for abortions on demand because President Obama “forced” a provision into the appropriations bill.

“I think we should not have a false sense of security about where this administration is going,” he told CNSNews.com

He warned that the Obama administration is empowering pro-abortion non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and giving them “billions of dollars at home and abroad” to promote their agenda.

“They have kind of deputized all of these NGOs in Africa, Latin America, and in the United States through Planned Parenthood and these other organizations to promote and expand abortions.”

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