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Kenyan lawmaker warns Obama not to push abortion during trip

A member of the Kenyan Parliament is warning US President Barack Obama not to promote abortion during his impending trip to the country, Reuters reports.

“We are telling Mr[.] Obama when he comes to Kenya this month and he tries to bring the abortion agenda, the gay agenda, we shall tell him to shut up and go home,” MP Irungu Kangata declared to a group of protestors in Nairobi. Abortion is generally illegal in Kenya.

On July 25, the president will visit Kenya for the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The White House has announced his priorities for the trip as promoting ways “to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security.”

Abortion is not expected to be a focus of the trip, but critics fear a repeat of past Obama Administration efforts to promote abortion abroad. As Live Action News has previously reported, a 2010 USAID report indicated that $23 million in taxpayer dollars went to organizations campaigning for the adoption of a new pro-abortion constitution in Kenya.

The year before, Obama’s then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, lobbied against the Dominican Republic forbidding abortion in its constitution. In 2012, US diplomats rejected international resolutions on HIV care and maternal mortality reduction for not being sufficiently accepting of abortion.

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