GOP Lawmakers Say US is Backing Draft Kenyan Constitution That Expands Access to Abortion

July 19, 2010 05:18

Not content to have lied to America about federal funding for abortions in Obamacare, the administration has steered funds meant for civic education in Kenya to use to support a draft of a new Kenyan constitution that institutionalizes abortion.

By Tom Odula and Jason Straziuso AP via

Three Republican members of the U.S. Congress are accusing the Obama administration of using money meant for civic education in Kenya to back a draft constitution that they fear would increase access to abortion in the African country.

The U.S. Embassy on Friday said it has provided about $11 million in support of constitutional reform in Kenya, but that an investigation into the funds found that nine of more than 200 subgrantees supported the “yes” campaign. A spokeswoman said the embassy has since suspended or concluded those nine grants.

Kenyans will vote on the draft constitution on Aug. 4, a vote that is part of wide-ranging efforts to avoid a repeat of political violence that saw more than 1,000 people killed after the country’s December 2007 presidential elections.


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