Who is Mike Pompeo?
As the nation’s top diplomat, Mike Pompeo is charged with protecting human rights and representing American values worldwide. However, he has a track record of attacking human rights; promoting discrimination; and advancing anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Muslim beliefs.
By overseeing the Office of Global Women’s Issues, global health programs, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, and more, Pompeo has huge influence over the rights, health, and very lives of women and the communities that depend on them around the world.Planned Parenthood Action Fund
The Senate narrowly confirmed Pompeo shortly after the U.S. State Department’s release of a heavily censored human rights report, which eliminated the reproductive rights section of the report.Planned Parenthood
Pompeo is implementing the Trump-Pence administration’s deadly global gag rule and is supporting the administration’s withholding of U.S. funding to UNFPA, one of the world’s most critical sources of contraception. As a member of Congress, Pompeo repeatedly voted in favor of these efforts.Rewire News
I believe that that child — however conceived [even through rape] — is a life and I want very much for that life to continue to exist.”
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Pompeo has consistently opposed LGBTQ rights through his support of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and his condemnation of the historic 2015 Obergefell ruling, which guaranteed marriage equality.NBC News
In the six years he served as a representative for Kansas, Pompeo passed 32 measures to ban or restrict access to safe, legal abortion and block patients from care at Planned Parenthood health centers.Medium
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