Many American citizens turn a blind eye to what happens in the government and when the people are ignorant, the government thrives in power. This was seen most recently when the Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections of 2018.
The new year brings new elected officials to Capitol Hill, specifically the newly-elected Democrats.
A hot topic in the government currently is discussion of funding the construction of a wall on the nation’s southern border. However, there are other budget discussions happening in Congress this year, including discussions regarding repealing a provision signed by President Trump to a pro-life bill. This bill is formally known as the Mexico City Policy but is currently known as Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.
The policy requires foreign non-governmental health organizations, in order to receive U.S. governmental aid for family planning and other “health assistance,” to certify they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning.”
In other words, if foreign non-governmental health organizations want to keep receiving government health assistance from the U.S. and a number of other countries, they cannot promote abortion as a method of family planning. The Mexico City Policy has been in place for almost 20 years since it was first introduced by former President Ronald Reagan, but it has been alternatively repealed and reinstated by every sitting president since then.
Another bill the Democrats pushed for was an increase in spending for the United Nations Populations fund. The U.N. Population Fund is behind China’s limited children policy, coercing women into abortions. The Trump administration cut funding for this bill after opposition from the pro-life community, but the Democrats are now actively trying to fund it again.
Many people do not realize the majority of the country is opposed to their tax dollars going to fund abortions, whether domestically or internationally. Unsurprisingly, the citizens whose taxes go to fund these abortions are not happy about it. Abortion does not need to be promoted and advertised to foreign health organizations.
If abortion-advocates are truly interested in limiting the number of abortions, they would keep abortion advertisements to a minimum. Then, potentially, the number of abortions being performed would be reduced as only those women who absolutely need them would receive them.
According to the president of Susan B. Anthony List, “a family of” anti-abortion public policy and political organizations, repealing this provision would make “taxpayers complicit in the exportation of abortion and destruction of countless unborn children around the world.”
Allowing taxpayers’ dollars to advertise abortion in foreign countries also encourages sex trafficking in those countries. When women and young girls who are sex-trafficked end up pregnant they are then forced by their traffickers to receive abortions. Pushing abortion in foreign countries makes it more convenient for pimps to sex-traffic women.
Unfortunately, Democrats are not for the people or for women as they claim. Democrats are for abortion and they do not care if the American people do not want to fund it. After gaining control of the House, they are actively trying to repeal the president’s expansion provision.
We are barely a month into the new year and the Democrats are already betraying the people and the people’s wishes.
Call your representatives. Stay informed. Do not let the government take away everything for which pro-lifers have fought so hard.