blog Time Hath Found Us: Life is of Little Value to the US Senate

April 06, 2005

Life is of Little Value to the US Senate

Didn't I just hear the song: "Senators Huuh! What are They Good For?" Here is yet another example of the-world's-most-exclusive-club's disregard for human life. First it was majority leader Bill Frist praising the actions of the judiciary in ordering the murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Next, the senate voted to repeal the Reagan-era policy that blocks U.S. aid from flowing to foreign groups that perform or advocate abortion. It was a black Tuesday.

In a blow to pro-life Americans, the U.S. Senate voted 52-46 on Tuesday to repeal a Reagan-era policy that blocks U.S. aid from flowing to foreign groups that perform or advocate abortion.

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The policy, imposed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, was renewed by President George H.W. Bush, rescinded by President Bill Clinton, and reinstated by President George W. Bush.

"It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad," Bush stated when he re-imposed the policy in 2001.

Never ones to forget to praise their minions, the Planned Parenthood Federation weighed in:

Steven W. Sinding, director-general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, called the vote a major step in the right direction.

"Women worldwide were watching the U.S. Senate today for reassurance that the United States is on their side in their struggle for health and rights," Sinding said in a statement.

Fortunately, the bill still needs to pass the House and the President can veto should it survive. We'll see...

Read the article here.
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