Only 6 of 24 Catholic Senators Vote to Restore Mexico City Policy
Deal Hudson reports:
Only 6 of the 24 Catholic Senators voted “yea” yesterday to restore the Mexico City Policy. Last week President Obama rescinded the policy of President Bush, and first instituted by Reagan, not to provide federal funds to organizations doing abortions overseas.(emphasis in original)
Six of the eight Catholic Republican senators voted "YEA," to restore the policy: Martinez (FL); Brownback (KS); Bunning (KY); Vitter (LA); and two newly elected senators: Johanns (NE) and Risch (ID).
Two Republican Catholic senators who frequently vote anti-life with Democrats on life issues voted against restoring the policy, thus allowing federal funds to be given to groups providing abortions overseas: Murkowski (AK) and Collins (ME).
These two Republians joined 16 Catholic Democrats voting "NAY," including the “pro-life” Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (PA). Not voting was Sen. Kennedy (MA).
The vote of the allegedly "pro-life" Senator Casey should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention. As a general principle, he hasn't voted remotely pro-life since entering the Senate. But specifically, back in September of 2007, Casey voted to rescind the Mexico City Policy while it was still in place under President Bush.
Definitely NOT his father's pro-life Democrat.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
The Mexico City Policy: Getting It Straight
Perhaps, One Day ...
Obama Culture of Death Update™: Among President Obama's First Official Acts is Promoting Abortion Abroad [UPDATED]
Obama Administration to Export Culture of Death
Senate Democrats (Including Allegedly "Pro Life" Bob Casey) Vote to Rescind Mexico City Policy