House Democrats are trying to undo President Donald Trump’s pro-life progress by restoring taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood and other international abortion groups.
The Hill reports pro-abortion Democrats’ latest effort is part of a $66 billion spending bill for state and international operations.
Sponsored by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey of New York, the legislation would permanently repeal the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to international groups that promote and/or provide abortions, according to the report.
When Trump reinstated and expanded the policy, he defunded two of the world’s largest abortion chains, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International, of about $170 million in American tax dollars.
As a result, Reuters reported IPPF shut down more than 22 programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Marie Stopes International also shut down several of its programs in Africa because of the cuts.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation reported more than 1 million abortions in 2016, while receiving about $27 million in U.S. tax dollars from the Obama administration.
The Democrats’ bill would restore that funding, as well as additional money that Trump cut off to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international abortion advocacy group that has been linked to forced abortions and sterilizations in China.
Here’s more from the report:
The appropriations bill also increases assistance for funding international organizations focused on family planning and the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, the U.N. Population Fund, known as UNFPA.
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Democrats on the committee are proposing $750 million for family planning and UNFPA, an increase of $175 million from the previous years budget, and $513 million above Trump’s request.
The spending bill almost certainly will not pass the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate or receive support from Trump. But it does expose Democrat lawmakers’ priorities, and it gives voters an idea of what would happen if they regain control of the Senate and the White House.
Under pro-abortion President Barack Obama, American taxpayers were forced to give about $70 million annually to UNFPA, according to Politico. Trump reversed that, citing its connection to forced and coerced abortions and sterilizations in China.
“China’s family planning policies still involve the use of coercive abortion and involuntary sterilization practices,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the time. He said UNFPA public documents state that “it partners on family planning with the Chinese government agency responsible for these coercive policies.”
This week, the AP reported harrowing new details about the oppressive population control measures that still are occurring in the communist country. It reported about police raids on families’ homes in search of illegal children, families going into hiding to protect their children, government intimidation and more.
According to the report: “One woman, After Gulnar Omirzakh, said the government ordered her to have an IUD inserted after her third child. Two years later, officials turned up at her house and told her she had three days to pay a $2,685 fine for having more than two children. She said: ‘God bequeaths children on you. To prevent people from having children is wrong… They want to destroy us as a people.’”
Across the world, about 42 million unborn babies are killed in abortions every year.