Anti-Abortion Democrats Are Pushing for U.S. Aid to Abortion Groups
(Hat tip: PewSitter.com)
From CQ Politics:
Things don’t look good for legislation that would loosen restrictions on abortion providers overseas, but that hasn’t stopped an unlikely group of anti-abortion Democrats from picking up the cause.My Comments:
In a Dec. 5 letter to top appropriators, five Democrats who oppose abortion urged that language be kept in the State-Foreign Operations spending bill (HR 2764) that would allow condoms to go to groups that provide or promote abortion overseas.
Currently, the so-called Mexico City policy forbids U.S. aid to such groups, and President Bush has threatened to veto any changes to it.
But in their letter, the Democrats argued that “increasing access to contraception is critical to efforts to reduce the number of abortions, both domestically and overseas.”
The letter, which noted that both the House and Senate have endorsed a rollback to the Mexico City rules, was signed by Reps. Henry Cuellar of Texas, Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, Stephen F. Lynch of Massachusetts, James L. Oberstar of Minnesota and Jim Langevin of Rhode Island.
We know Moloch calls the tune in the Democrat Party.