It is a scene that will be played out over and over with the new Congress. Democrats are using rules to prohibit any amendments, including right-to-life amendments, from being offered or debated to the various dizzying spending bills they are steamrollering through Congress. With Obama’s blessings, of course.
The newest spending bonanza is the so-called omnibus bill that just passed in the House of Representatives. Democratic party leaders restored and increased funding to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), an organization that advocates for abortion and has been involved in China’s population control program which uses forced abortions to achieve its goals.
Right-to-life hero and champion, Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey, wanted to offer an amendment to restore previous policy which prohibits giving taxpayer dollars to groups that back forced abortions. Smith also wanted to offer an amendment to restore the Mexico City Policy which Obama just overturned by Executive Order.
We live in a democracy — right. Or, so we thought. The House Rules Committee would not allow Smith to introduce his amendments and prohibited debate on Smith’s proposals.
So, taxpayers of America, if the Senate approves the omnibus bill with this language and Obama signs it into law (does anyone realistically believe this won’t happen?), you will be complicit in forced abortions, the performance of abortions, promotion of legalizing abortions in countries that don’t want them, and any horrendous act that international pro-abortion groups want to carry out.
But, this is just a warm-up. The annual federal appropriations process begins in March. On the table are the Hyde Amendment and many other provisions that protect you from having to pay for abortions in the USA.
Over 180 Members of Congress, including our own Wisconsin Congressmen Ryan, Sensenbrenner and Petri, have signed a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging that the Hyde Amendment and other right-to-life provisions be included in the appropriations bills to preserve policies that a majority of Americans want. The members ask for debate and a vote on any provisions which might be rescinded in the appropriations committee.
Many babies’ lives are at risk. Planned Parenthood’s own research arm estimates that the Hyde Amendment alone has resulted in reducing the number of abortions by as much as 18-38%.
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