The main actions that President Donald Trump has taken that have gone over extremely well with pro-life voters are his decisions to defund the International Planned Parenthood abortion business and to revoke funding for the UNFPA , which supports China’s coercive population control policy.
Not content to see taxpayer funding taken away from their abortion agenda, pro-abortion Democrats in Congress have been working overtime in an attempt to restore that funding.
This week in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee, two pro-abortion Republicans joined Democrats to pass an amendment to restore both vehicles of funding.
Pro-abortion Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both voted for the amendment. They have been thorns in the side of the pro-life movement for some time as they continue to push abortion and oppose efforts to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company.
Although the Senate committee wound up passing the pro-abortion Amendment, because Republicans control Congress the amendment will ultimately be removed from the bill and conference committee.
Both of these policy moves came under fire as the appropriations committee was deliberating the Foreign Operations Funding Bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) proposed an amendment that would overturn the president’s version of the Mexico City Policy, and limit any future president’s power to reinstate it, while also restoring U.S. contributions to UNFPA. The amendment narrowly passed 16-15 with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) voting against it, while Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.) voted for it.
Collins and Murkowski have both vocally opposed Trump’s decision to reinstate the Mexico City Policy since the president signed the executive order shortly after entering office.