Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mexico City Policy Left Intact in Budget Bill

From Cybercast News Service:
(CNSNews.com) - In a victory for the Bush administration, Democrats have ended their fight to reverse the president's ban on aid to family planning groups overseas that provide abortions.

The Mexico City policy was kept intact in the 2008 foreign aid budget that is now part of the $500 billion-plus omnibus spending bill. While conservatives praised the development, they expressed disapproval with the fact that the budget bill provides an increase in funding to Planned Parenthood.

The Family Research Council applauded Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) "for successfully blocking attempts by pro-abortion forces within Congress to overturn the President's Mexico City policy and pour U.S. taxpayer dollars into the coffers of abortion groups."


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