Pro-Life Groups Demand Trump Administration Oppose Re-election of Pro-Abortion Head of Organization of American States

A coalition of pro-life groups have sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to remove support for the current head of the Organization of American States due to his abortion advocacy.

Sent to Pompeo last week, the letter asked that the United States government withdraw their support for the reelection of current OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro.

“Mr. Almagro’s pro-abortion activism is gravely inappropriate for the Secretary General of the OAS, especially if we consider … that it is contrary to treaty law. Nor have member states authorized him to advance abortion throughout the hemisphere,” stated the letter.

“His irresponsible behavior puts at risk the legitimacy and authority of the OAS at a time when we need it to be strong and credible to effectively denounce the egregious violations of human rights in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.”

The letter cited as examples of this activism Almagro granting a consulting contract to a pro-choice socialist gynecologist and holding meetings with the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Center for Reproductive Rights for advancing abortion legalization in Latin America.

“We believe that this record of abortion advocacy warrants a change in leadership at the OAS, and respectfully ask that the U.S. support an alternative candidate for the position,” concluded the letter.

Signatories of the letter included Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List; Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life; Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life Action; Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; Cheryl Sullenger, senior vice president of Operation Rescue; and Terry Schilling, executive director of the American Principles Project, among others.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski