Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Linking abortion to climate change

Monday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 10 other Senators introduced the U.S. CLIMATE Act (S. 1201). Title VI of this legislation is the Women and Climate Change Act by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI).

In Section 602, the bill finds, “(13) The ability of women to adapt to climate change is constrained by underlying gender inequality, including a lack of” “(C) access to financial resources, education, family planning, and reproductive healthcare services”, a legal euphemism for abortion.

In Section 605, the bill (a) establishes “in the Department of State the Federal Interagency Working Group on Women and Climate Change” which (d) functions to “(1) coordinate and integrate the development of all policies and activities of the Federal Government” including (5) “collection of data relevant to” “(E) access to comprehensive health care, including reproductive health”.

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