Chris Smith (R), who has represented New Jersey since 1981, has long championed the rights of the unborn. Now, as he works against the Biden administration's pro-abortion policies, Smith focused on protecting life globally.
That is why he has asked Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured above), director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), to reconsider the agency's potential partnership with the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR).
If the relationship between the legal advocacy organization and the division of the United Nations comes to pass, then the goal would be to clear a path for abortion worldwide -- forcing it on conservative countries and cultures that currently have more restrictive laws in place than exist in the U.S.
Smith says abortion is being presented as a necessary component of healthcare.
"There's a document put up by the World Health Organization, and it's all about the model legislation they want for every country -- no gestational limits, abortion 'til birth, just like Biden and the Democrats are doing," Smith details. "They have no mandatory waiting periods. Very often, there's a small waiting period or some other small but necessary protection, and women rethink things; they come to a different conclusion. The WHO wants none of that."
The WHO's website declares that action is needed at the legal, health system, and community levels to provide abortion access for everyone, and availability and accessibility of information is critical to reach this goal. This, according to the WHO, requires evidence-based comprehensive sex education and accurate, non-biased, evidence-based information on abortion and contraceptive methods.
According to the international agency, evidence shows that restricting access to abortions does not reduce the number of abortions; however, it does affect whether the abortions that women and girls attain are safe and dignified. The proportion of unsafe abortions is supposedly significantly higher in countries with highly restrictive abortion laws than in countries with less restrictive laws.
Based on that premise, the CRR, whose mission is to use "the power of the law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world," will attack sovereign nations' pro-life laws.
"The Center for Reproductive Rights is one of the most nefarious pro-abortion, aggressively pro-abortion groups on the face of the earth," Rep. Smith warns. "This group brings, through case law, through lobbying of health industries [and] of legislators, all these strategies so that the unborn child will be absolutely without protections in every country in the world."
The partnership could be official within days.