Hillary Clinton and UNICEF Join Forces at Georgetown
Trick of treat, UNICEF; I’m the Wicked Witch of Foggy Bottom (the State Dept.)
In a sad irony, staunchly pro-abortion rights Secretary of State Hillary Clinton teamed with pro-abortion rights UNICEF to kick off the Child Survival Call to Action conference at Georgetown University.
Presumably, they only mean children outside the womb.
The effort is a collaboration of the governments of the United States, India and Ethiopia with UNICEF, and aims to challenge the world to reduce child mortality to below 20 child deaths (or fewer) per 1,000 live births in every country by 2035.
While reducing child mortality is a noble goal, the Vatican halted its yearly donation to UNICEF in 1996, precisely because the organization was found to be promoting abortion and contraception.
“There are so many partners here, from the private sector to the nonprofit groups, the faith-based organizations,” Clinton said, “because of course saving children cannot be just a job of governments. It requires partnerships involving many of the governments, corporations and civil society groups represented in this room.”
One might hope that an event at a Catholic university would be concerned with all children.
“Family planning” advocate and USAID Director Raj Shah also spoke at the event. Representatives of HEAL Africa, an organization that promotes contraception, were also present.
Georgetown inviting pro-abortion rights and pro-contraception activists is hardly a surprise anymore. Most recently the Jesuit university was in the news because of their invitation of the pro-abortion rights author of the HHS mandate Kathleen Sebelius which was such a slap in the face of the bishops that the Archdiocese of Washington issued a statement calling Georgetown University’s invitation “unfortunate” and revealing an “apparent lack of unity with and disregard for the bishops.”