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Saint Edward's University Hosts Contraceptive-Pushing Commencement Speaker

St. Edward’s University’s 2013 Commencement featured Maria Otero, former Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights as commencement speaker on Saturday, May 11. Otero served for the U.S. Department of State under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Otero has been a leader in promoting access to reproductive services, including contraception and abortion.

According to LifeNews.com, an investigation by the Government Accountability Office found that $18 million in taxpayer funding was used illegally to push for abortion in Kenya.

The GAO report alleged that Otero stonewalled investigators and refused to cooperate with the GAO in its investigation.

“The Obama Administration basically hired surrogates to do its dirty work of abortion promotion in Kenya,” said Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican who is the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.

“That a high-ranking official in the Obama Administration, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero, chose not to cooperate with the GAO as they uncovered procedural and funding problems begs for further investigation and review,” Smith said.

Prior to her work with the Obama administration, Otero served for five years with the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), an organization devoted to providing reproductive health services, including contraception, to women in developing countries.

Otero was president and CEO of Accion International. Both ACCION and CEDPA are favored funding projects of the Gates Foundation, as well as the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, two of the leading promoters of aggressive population control for the Third World.

She was also a member of the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, and presented at the Women Deliver Conference.

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