Abortion activists send Trump Admin ‘holiday’ condoms in lobbying for ‘reproductive rights’
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-abortion and population control environmentalist group lobbied Trump appointees in the Department of Health and Human Services to “protect reproductive rights” and “address population growth” last week by sending them “Endangered Species Condoms for the Holidays.”
Six Trump HHS appointees were sent “a colorful package” of the condoms by the Center for Biological Diversity, along with a letter “urging them to protect reproductive rights and family planning programs and expand comprehensive sex education.”
The boxes containing the condoms sent to the officials featured images of species “threatened by human population growth,” the environmentalist group said. The boxes had slogans such as “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” and “Before it gets hotter, remember the sea otter.”
“These stocking stuffers will remind Trump officials that reproductive healthcare is a human right,” the group said in a statement. “Family planning and comprehensive sex education are also essential to combating human population growth. Giving every person access to these tools makes the planet better for everyone, including the wildlife who share it with us.”
But Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned that Western nations are heading for demographic collapse because people are not having enough children to replace themselves.
“The world's population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care,” Musk wrote in a recent tweet. In a 2015 interview with CNNMoney he said that “We should be concerned about demographic implosion.”
The HHS officials targeted with the condoms were Teresa Manning, deputy assistant secretary for population affairs; Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; Valerie Huber, chief of staff to the assistant secretary for health; Jane Norton, director of the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs; Charmaine Yoest, assistant secretary of public affairs; and Scott Lloyd, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The appointees were also sent a letter “criticizing their disregard of facts and attacks on sexual and reproductive health.”
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, “Together these appointees have proposed cuts to family planning programs, supported abstinence-only education and limited access to contraception.”
“Everyone should have access to reproductive healthcare, contraception and science-based sex education,” the Center for Biological Diversity statement said. “But these top-ranking Trump appointees have a disturbing record of fighting these essential programs. Their extremist views have no place in public policy.”
But pro-life-and-family advocates have, by-and-large, welcomed Trump’s HHS appointees for the same reasons they are disparaged by abortion activist organizations.
The environmentalist group holds that “reproductive rights” are integral in addressing “runaway human population growth.”
But recent studies from demographers, however, have repeatedly shown what pro-life advocates have warned about for years: An impending demographic winter in the west and other countries, arrived at through low fertility rates and abortion, is a very real threat.
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