U.S. Congressman Warns of a “powerful global agenda” behind Push for Abortions in Liberia


The Congressman for New Jersey’s 4th District in the U.S., Chris Smith, has called on the Liberian lawmakers to fight to remove the abortion section in the Public Health Bill, noting that those behind the bill have the backing of “a powerful global agenda.”

Senators in Liberia are currently considering the country’s Public Health Bill, which includes the extreme abortion section.

Under the West African nation’s current law, abortion is allowed in exceptional circumstances and rare situations, including where the mother’s life is at risk, and rape or incest.

The abortion section in the Public Health Bill seeks to replace the current abortion law with a law that allows abortion, for any reason, on demand, up to when the baby in the womb reaches 14 weeks gestation.

It has been estimated that this change from allowing abortion in exceptional circumstances to allowing abortion on demand would lead to the lives of 40,000 babies being lost to abortion in Liberia every single year.


In a statement obtained by ACI Africa, Congressman Chris Smith likens abortion to “violence against children”, and appeals to the Liberian senators to “say no to this extreme pro-abortion legislation.”

“Liberia’s future is in grave danger. If the so-called Public Health Bill passes the Liberian Senate, it will have disastrous consequences for your country,” the U.S. politician, who is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee says in the Monday, November 20 statement.

He adds, “As you know, there is a powerful and well-funded global agenda that aggressively denies, devalues, and disrespects unborn baby girls and boys and trivializes the harm suffered by women who procure abortion on demand.”

According to Chris, pro-abortion NGOs are seeking to depopulate the countries of Africa.

“With respect and a deep sense of urgency, please don’t let Liberia fall victim to their inhumane plans,” he appeals, and adds that the Liberian legislature legalizes abortion on demand, thereby killing unborn children by dismemberment, among other inhumane ways.

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Unborn children, the U.S. Congressman continues, are killed by abortion pills which the activist says are euphemistically called medical abortion, those that he says “literally starve the baby to death, or death by other poisons.”

Chris Smith is known worldwide for his human rights campaigning, including being the author of several global humanitarian and human rights laws including the historic Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. He has also chaired over 600 congressional hearings on human rights issues. 

The politician, who is currently serving his 43rd year in the U.S. House of Representatives has urged the Liberian government to protect the future of the West African country, saying, “Your children are precious. The women of Liberia deserve better than abortion. We should love and protect both mother and child.”

“We know that other countries are putting pressure on Liberia, and allegedly even paying your politicians bribes, to see 40,000 Liberian children a year killed,” he says, and adds, “As others have said, your children are worth more than 30 pieces of silver. They are priceless!”

Congressman Chris Smith warns Liberians against the abortion element of the Health Bill, saying that it will see children, some not in extreme situations, aborted.


“Life before birth is a miracle. By 3 weeks after conception, the baby’s heart begins to beat in the womb. By 7 weeks, the baby can swallow. The baby in the womb wakes and sleeps and can feel pain. This Bill would legalize abortion for any reason up to 3 months, or maybe even longer. Do not let certain legislators deceive you into believing it is only for extreme situations,” he says.

Members of the public throughout Liberia have been encouraged to visit to ask their Senators to ensure that the extreme abortion section is removed from the Bill.

Agnes Aineah is a Kenyan journalist with a background in digital and newspaper reporting. She holds a Master of Arts in Digital Journalism from the Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications and a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communications from Kenya's Moi University. Agnes currently serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.