Mexico City Policy

Pro-Life Movement Gains Victory on House Floor

It has not been all doom and gloom for the pro-life movement since Barack Obama became president. First, Obama overturned President Ronald Reagan's Mexico City policy (maintained by both Presidents Bush) by executive order. The Mexico City policy requires that all non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which receive federal funding must not perform or promote abortion services, as a method of family planning, in other countries.

Then Obama began naming and installing radically pro-abortion supporters into his cabinet, and nominating last month, as his first U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee, a pro-abortion judge. However, on March 18th, the pro-lfe movement won a 318-105 victory on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Republicans in the House offered a parliamentary procedure called a Motion to Recommit (MTR) on a Democrat bill, H.R. 1388, the so-called "The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act." The Republican MTR sets restrictions on what kinds of groups can participate in federal community service programs. If organizations provide abortions or promote abortions, or engage in lobbying activities, or engage in protesting or union organizing, etc., then they will be barred from being involved with the volunteerism program.

Bill Introduced in U.S. House Aimed at Restoring Abortion-Neutral 'Mexico City Policy'

Congressman Chris Smith was joined on Wednesday by Democrat Congressman Bart Stupak and Republican Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in introducing H.R. 708, aimed at restoring the abortion-neutral Mexico City Policy - Unfortunately, Senator Mel Martinez' Amendment restoring the Mexico City Policy failed by a margin of 60-37 in the Senate

Just 5 days after Barack Obama abolished President Ronald Reagan's Mexico City Policy prohibiting funding for international groups which perform abortions or promote abortions, the "Dean of pro-lifers" in the United States Congress, Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ, was joined by Democrat Congressman Bart Stupak from Michigan, and Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin and Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida in introducing H.R. 708, which is aimed at restoring the abortion-neutral Reagan Mexico City Policy.  

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Barack Obama Signs Executive Order Abolishing Mexico City Policy

Barack Obama signs Executive Order abolishing President Ronald Reagan's Mexico City Policy which prohibited international groups  -  such as the infamous Planned Parenthood International  -  which do abortions or promote abortions, from receiving American taxpayers' money.

Late last Friday, was the new president hiding from Americans the fact that more unborn babies will die because he decided to do away with President Ronald Reagan's Mexico City Policy since the White House released a press release late on Friday night?  Not many newspaper readers or television viewers notice news items on Saturday mornings.

Barack Obama signed an executive order -- with no fanfare after newspaper and television network deadlines had passed -- to do away with the Mexico City Policy which prohibited groups like Planned Parenthood International -- that do abortions or promote abortions -- from receiving American tax dollars.

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