July 24, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: “Abortion quite simply isn’t a human right.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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Last Friday at The Family Leader Summit in West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke about several aspects of the Trump administration's foreign policy, including actions taken to protect the lives of the unborn internationally.

Click here to watch the Secretary of State's speech.

“Our founders built our country on a commitment to essential rights, unalienable rights,” Pompeo declared in his remarks. “That comes from these amazing documents, our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, and our nation’s foreign policy must be grounded in those central understandings.”

“Abortion quite simply isn’t a human right,” Pompeo said. “It takes a human life.” 

Pompeo spoke about several steps the Trump administration has taken to preserve the lives of unborn children abroad. The reinstated the Mexico City policy, which prevents taxpayer funding from going to Non-Governmental Organizations that provide abortions in other countries, and it has gathered a coalition of countries to take a stand against pro-life language in United Nations documents and legislation.

Pompeo took time during his speech to mention current events in China, where Muslim women are being forced into abortions and sterilizations by a tyrannical government. "These are some of the most gross human rights violations we have seen, and I have referred to it as the stain of the century," he said. The Trump administration has responded to a series of human rights violations in China recently by placing sanctions against Chinese officials.

"We've executed a foreign policy that American families in Des Moines and Dubuque and Davenport can believe in. It's a pro-national security foreign policy focused on America. It's a pro-religious freedom foreign policy, and its a 100% pro-life foreign policy."