Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, said the administration's handling of the abortion issue in the Affordable Care Act has been "unconscionable," and the new website should be a helpful tool for consumers who don't want to pay for other people's abortions. (Associated Press)
"A primary way to fight child trafficking is to fight demand created by sex tourists," said Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican. Data show that "registered sex offenders are traveling disproportionately to countries where children are trafficked for sex," he said, adding that a "deeply disturbing" 2010 Government Accountability Office report found that at least 4,500 U.S. passports were issued to registered sex offenders in 2008.
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, said that while the Treasury isn't cutting a check to directly pay for abortions, the second part of the Hyde Amendment says no funds "shall be expended for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion." (Associated Press)
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, global health and human rights, said the recent publication of an aborted 7-month-old child in China has "sparked global outrage." (Associated Press)
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, speaks at a news conference discussing the introduction of a bill that would ban federal funding of abortions. House Speaker John A. Boehner looks on. (Associated Press)
A poster of Liu Xiaobo, jailed Chinese activist and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, is displayed as Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican (left), speaks Tuesday on Capitol Hill about human-rights issues. (Associated Press)