From David Ripley, Idaho Chooses Life
An honorable battle was waged yesterday morning on the floor of the United States Senate by pro-Life legislators hoping to save this nation from the ignominy of exporting abortion to foreign countries.
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) offered an amendment to protect the Mexico City policy inaugurated by President Reagan but recently overturned by President Obama through an Executive Order. The Mexico City Policy prohibits the use of U.S. tax dollars from being used overseas to fund or promote abortions.
The Martinez Amendment was defeated on a 37-60 vote. Idahoâ€™s pro-Life champions, Sens. Crapo and Risch, supported Sen. Martinezâ€™ effort to protect Americaâ€™s honor.
â€œTaxpayers should never be forced to pay for the destruction of human life, here at home or overseas,â€ said Sen. Jim DeMint. â€œPresident Obama campaigned on a platform of reducing abortions, yet one of his first official acts was to force millions of American taxpayers who find this practice immoral to pay for more abortions overseas.â€
DeMint went on to observe that the new Obama policy may force countries with strong pro-Life laws to reduce their protection of preborn children in order to receive U.S. foreign aid.
We commend these senators for their willingness to resist the new order of moral tyranny.
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