(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The Biden administration is allegedly using a George W. Bush-era program that delivers AIDS relief to Africa — titled PEPFAR — to promote its pro-abortion agenda there.
“President Biden has brazenly hijacked this foreign aid program in order to promote the killing of unborn children by poison, starvation and dismemberment,” Congressman Chris Smith, R-N.J., said.
Smith is the prime sponsor of the 2018 PEPFAR reauthorization bill that was enacted into law, Breitbart reported.
In the letter sent to his colleagues on Capitol Hill last week, Smith stated that Village Reach and Population Services International [PSI], two organizations that have a record of pushing abortion, have received $10.1 million and $96.5 million within the last few years from PEPFAR.
“PSI proudly proclaims it provides abortion and lobbies to eliminate pro-life laws,” he wrote. “PSI provides comprehensive abortion and post-abortion care services in nearly 20 countries throughout the world.”
Smith then said that Village Reach used the funds to “promote abortion in Malawi and lobby for changes in pro-life laws” and “establish a government-funded hotline in Malawi,” even though the organization provides neither counsel nor “abortion services.”
“Village Reach and Planned Parenthood used PEPFAR funding through the DREAMS Innovation Challenge to create a manual containing a whole module on ‘unsafe abortion and young people,’” he wrote in the letter.
“Items covered include the need to change pro-life laws to provide ‘services that young people need.'”
Smith also said that a third group, Pathfinder International, also received $5 million in PEPFAR funding since Joe Biden got into the Oval Office.
“[The group] lobbies to weaken or eliminate pro-life laws in nations around the world,” he wrote. “Pathfinder is explicit in its promotion of abortion in other countries, stating that it is ‘committed to expanding access to… safe abortion.’”
As evidence of the Biden administration expanding the program to include the promotion of abortion, Smith cited a 2022 PEPFAR report that lists “reproductive health rights and services” twice under the section that discusses “strategic pillars” of the plan.
PEPFAR’s Regional Operational Plan Guidance for 2023 also stated that the program works with “organizations advocating for structural, systemic and institutional reforms in law and policy regarding sexual, reproductive and economic rights of women.”