Clinton, lawmakers denounce State Dept. for cutting language on women's rights

Clinton, lawmakers denounce State Dept. for cutting language on women's rights


By:  Cristino Lima
Politico

 

Hillary Clinton, lawmakers and human rights groups are speaking out against the State Department’s decision to trim language on women’s reproductive rights and discrimination from an upcoming report that was first reported by POLITICO.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the department’s decision “appalling.”

 “As if this administration hasn’t already done enough to damage U.S. global leadership on human rights,” he said in a statement, “I am profoundly alarmed to read reports of Secretary Tillerson’s alleged efforts to water down or delete critical sections of the State Department’s annual ‘Country Reports on Human Rights’ related to women’s rights and on the responsibilities of governments to protect individual rights regardless of race, ethnicity or LGBT status.”

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