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Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State

Nominated by Trump: 3-13-2018

Who is Mike Pompeo?

As the nation’s top diplomat, Mike Pompeo is charged with protecting human rights and representing American values worldwide. However, Pompeo has a track record of attacking human rights; promoting discrimination; and advancing anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Muslim beliefs. And Pompeo has continued on that track since the Senate confirmed him as Secretary of State on April 26, 2018.

“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.”

Tell Congress: Support women’s health worldwide. End the global gag gule.

Here is what Mike Pompeo controls

U.S. Department of State

The State Department leads U.S. foreign policy through diplomacy and represents American interests and values on the world stage.

Policies Mike Pompeo has helped bring about

Global Gag Rule

UNFPA

LGBTQ Rights

Planned Parenthood

Censorship

Background on Mike Pompeo

Holding Great Power over Women Worldwide

By overseeing the Office of Global Women’s Issues, global health programs, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, and more, Mike Pompeo has huge influence over the rights, health, and very lives of women and the communities that depend on them around the world.

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Enforcing the Global Gag Rule Expansion

Mike Pompeo is implementing the Trump-Pence administration’s deadly global gag rule and its expansion. Pompeo also 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.

New York Magazine
Passing Abortion Restrictions

In the six years he served as a representative for Kansas, Mike Pompeo passed 32 measures to ban or restrict access to safe, legal abortion and block patients from care at Planned Parenthood health centers.

Medium
Confirmation Coinciding With Censorship

The Senate narrowly confirmed Mike 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.

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Opposing LGBTQ Rights

Mike 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