Nancy Pelosi’s First Act as Speaker of the House: Forcing Americans to Fund Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 3, 2019   |   12:39PM   |   Washington, DC

Nancy Pelosi has a long history of promoting abortion and she will continue to push a pro-abortion agenda as the incoming Speaker of the House.

Pelosi takes the gavel as Speaker for the 116th Congress today, and her priority agenda to dismantle the pro-life policies of the Trump Administration take center stage. In her first act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, Pelosi’s price tag for ending a government shutdown includes repealing the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy (formerly known as the Mexico City policy), and vastly increases taxpayer funding of the United National Population Fund (UNFPA) which is a chief contributor to China’s appalling policies of forced sterilization and coercive abortion. In essence, Pelosi wants Trump’s wall on abortion repealed while forcing Americans to finance the international abortion industry.

Pelosi’s first priority as the next Speaker is to attempt to force Americans to pay for abortions and to funnel taxpayer dollars to the nation’s biggest abortion business. She wants Americans to be forced to fund Planned Parenthood and its International group’s efforts to promote and perform abortions in other countries.

The House of Representatives will vote today on her bill to do just that.

Pelosi’s abortion agenda is not lost on Penny Nance, the head of one of the nation’s biggest pro-life women’s groups, Concerned Women for America. Here’s what she told LifeNews:

Concerned Women for America strongly opposes the Pelosi pro-abortion agenda. The price of a deal to end the government shutdown should not be tearing down the wall that protects American taxpayers from subsidizing the international abortion industry. In expanding the Mexico City Policy early in his administration, President Trump sent a strong message that he will defend the unborn and support the vast majority of Americans who do not want their tax dollars paying for abortion at home or abroad.

The Democrat’s Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 unmasks the real agenda of liberals in Congress – to promote the radical policies of pro-abortion activists, including Speaker Pelosi, whose unabashed agenda is to prop up the abortion industry even as young Americans today embrace what science dictates: Abortion kills children.

We urge Congress and President Trump to reject any deal to end the shutdown that repeals the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy and expands funding for pro-abortion policies abroad. Members of Congress take note: Concerned Women for America will score against any spending bill containing these provisions. Your first vote for the 116th Congress will be on record for the millions of Americans who demand an end to taxpayer-funded abortions.