Democrats Pass First Bill After Taking Over Congress: Forcing Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood

In a vote late tonight, House Democrats handed a invoice trying to finish the partial authorities shutdown that additionally funds the Planned Parenthood abortion large. The vote on the invoice got here simply hours after Democrats took over the House and put in abortion activist Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.

Democrats need to restore the $100 million President Donald Trump took away from Planned Parenthood when he defunded its International arm throughout his first week in workplace. The Trump coverage prohibits taxpayer funding to worldwide teams that promote and/or present abortions abroad.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 repeals President Trump’s Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance coverage, which stops U.S. taxpayer funding of the abortion business abroad.

The House voted 241 to 190 for the invoice with all Democrats voting for it and all however 7 Republicans voting towards it.

Despite passing the pro-abortion measure, in a Statement of Administrative Position for President Trump, the White House stated the president will veto the invoice.

“If either H.R. 21 or H.J. Res. 1 were presented to the President, his advisors would recommend that he veto the bill,” it stated.

The assertion talked about the pro-life issues in regards to the invoice:

The Administration opposes passage of H.R. 21, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, offering appropriations for the fiscal yr (FY) ending September 30, 2019, for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Justice, Interior, State, Transportation, Treasury, and for different functions. The Administration additionally opposes passage of H.J. Res. 1, offering appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by means of February 8, 2019, and for different functions.

It consists of $700 million greater than requested for the United Nations, together with restoring funding for the United Nations Population Fund. The invoice would additionally undermine the President’s Mexico City Policy (Presidential Memorandum of January 23, 2017), which prohibits the funding of international nongovernmental organizations that promote or carry out abortions.

The Democrats’ invoice doesn’t simply drive Americans to fund the abortion large Planned Parenthood:

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The invoice additionally would enhance funding by $5 million for the United Nations Population Fund, to $37.5 million. Anti-abortion organizations oppose this system as a result of they are saying it participates in coercive abortions and involuntary sterilizations.

Democrats plan to vote on two separate payments Thursday to fund the federal authorities, certainly one of which can give attention to homeland safety as they refuse to meet Trump’s calls for for $5 billion to fund a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

The payments face dim prospects within the GOP-controlled Senate. The federal authorities has confronted a partial authorities shutdown for 12 days , and Democratic leaders introduced Wednesday that they nonetheless had not been ready to attain an settlement with Trump.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation carried out greater than 1 million abortions in 2016, a rise of 13.5 p.c over 2015, and obtained greater than $27 million in U.S. authorities grants in 2015-2016 beneath pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

The new Trump administration coverage didn’t lower any worldwide funding both, which means extra funds can be found to teams that present true medical care to struggling communities throughout the globe.

The coverage solely damage the abortion business. It has affected simply 4 teams out of greater than 700 that obtain worldwide support, in accordance to a report by the U.S. Department of State. IPPF and Marie Stopes International, a British-based abortion chain, are two of the 4 that refused to comply.

In May, Reuters reported IPPF shut down 22 packages in sub-Saharan Africa on account of the coverage. Marie Stopes International additionally shut down a number of of its packages in Africa.

The two pro-abortion teams obtained tens of millions of American tax beneath Obama to push abortions in Africa. Most African international locations prohibit the killing of unborn infants in abortions.

Marie Stopes has been accused of doing tons of of unlawful, unsafe abortions in Africa. And late final yr, dad and mom and group leaders in Kitui, Kenya had been outraged after studying that Marie Stopes employees allegedly got here into their youngsters’s college and implanted long-lasting contraceptive units into women as younger as 14 with out their dad and mom’ data or consent.

The Mexico City Policy was in place throughout the entirety of the Bush administration, however President Barack Obama rescinded it throughout his first week in workplace. Named for a 1984 inhabitants convention the place President Ronald Reagan initially introduced it, the coverage made it so household planning funds might solely go to teams that might agree to not do abortions or foyer international nations to overturn their pro-life legal guidelines.

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