Emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server, released by the State Department this week, include one from a Planned Parenthood executive urging her to speak out against a move in Kenya to include in its new constitution language asserting that “life begins at conception.”
In a July 2009 email sent to Clinton’s private email address, Planned Parenthood’s vice president of public policy and advocacy Laurie Rubiner appealed to her to take up the issue during an upcoming visit to the East African country.
“Religious groups are on a concerted crusade to include new language in the Constitution which would codify that ‘life begins at conception,’” Rubiner wrote, adding that if Kenya adopted the language, it would be one of a small group of nations with a such a “fetal personhood” provision.
“I know it is asking a lot,” she wrote to Clinton, “but if there is any way that you could draw attention to this issue when you are in Kenya, you would be even more of my personal hero than you already are.”
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