Reinstate the Mexico City Policy. This policy, first established by President Reagan, prevents organizations that receive American taxpayer dollars from performing or promoting abortions abroad, even if done with non-United States government funding. The United States should seek to support the value of life among all nations and no taxpayer funds should be used to support programs such as forced abortion or for the promotion of abortion anywhere.
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The Obama administration’s actions to protect its political allies at Planned Parenthood are personally appalling, but they also point to the pro-life movement’s growing strength. The president used this backdoor maneuver because Congress and state legislatures across the country have held the line, voting to prioritize true women’s health over abortion and to provide funding to health care providers that will meet the needs of women and families while protecting the existence of our unborn.
Last week our nation celebrated the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The founders who fought for and won our individual freedoms knew that each successive generation would have to work to preserve and protect the “sacred fire of liberty” from the encroachments of the state.
Military chaplains often tell me they are concerned that acting consistent with the tenets of their faith – which is the very nature of their position – could mean losing their job. The Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious non-profit organization that cares for the vulnerable elderly poor, faces pressure to violate their faith because the government required certain services in their health insurance plans.
One of the nation’s most notorious late-term abortionists, LeRoy Carhart, has received a subpoena to appear before a special Congressional panel to answer questions about whether he illegally sold aborted babies’ body parts and let babies born alive die after botched abortions.
Recent undercover videos by Center for Medical Progress have exposed in numbing candor several high level Planned Parenthood leaders gleefully talking about procuring children’s organs for a price, all while altering gruesome dismemberment procedures to preserve “intact” livers, hearts and lungs from freshly killed babies. Watch the videos yourself at centerformedicalprogress.org.
There will be another empty seat in the gallery during Obama’s last State of the Union address. I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world.’
Ben Carson’s presidential campaign has been notable for the public’s view of him as perhaps the most honest human being in a very large field. How disappointing then that Mr. Carson recently said one of the most intellectually dishonest things any presidential candidate has uttered on the road to the White House.
According to Huckabee: “There’s no excuse for killing other people, whether it’s inside … Planned Parenthood clinics, where many millions of babies die, or whether it’s people attacking Planned Parenthood.”
Mr./Madam President, I rise today to support, and to request the Senate’s approval of, Senate Resolution 312 – a resolution that would designate this week in November “National Pregnancy Center Week,” in honor of the life-saving and life-affirming work of America’s community-supported pregnancy centers.