Democrats Push Bill to Force Americans to Permanently Fund Planned Parenthood’s Global Abortion Agenda

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 31, 2022   |   7:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion Democrats in the U.S. Senate took action Monday to force American taxpayers to keep funding the global abortion industry.

According to the pro-abortion news site Truthout, 46 Senate Democrats wrote a letter to their party leaders urging support for a permanent end to the pro-life Mexico City Policy.

“Since it first went into effect in 1985, this partisan policy has been instated and rescinded, to the detriment of the most vulnerable people in the world,” the lawmakers told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “It is time to put an end to this deadly cycle.”

Contrary to what the lawmakers claimed, the Mexico City Policy saves lives. It protects the most vulnerable people of all, babies in the womb, by prohibiting U.S. tax dollars from funding abortion businesses such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation and MSI Reproductive Choices (formerly Marie Stopes International).

First enacted by President Ronald Reagan in 1985, the pro-life policy had been in place during every Republican administration since then and rescinded by every Democrat administration, including President Joe Biden’s.

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President Donald Trump expanded the policy to include a wider umbrella of international aid, much to the anger of abortion activists. As a result, the International Planned Parenthood Federation was defunded of at least $100 million and the British-based abortion chain MSI Reproductive Choices about $73 million in U.S. tax dollars.

In their letter this week, the Democrat lawmakers asked to include a permanent ban on the Mexico City Policy in the 2022 appropriations bill so that future presidents never will be allowed to stop tax dollars from going to the abortion industry again, according to the report.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, who signed the letter, said the policy has lasting effects even after Democrat presidents have repealed it. These lasting effects include countless babies’ lives who otherwise may have been killed in abortions, but Warren ignored this.

In a statement, she said the international ban on taxpayer funding to abortion groups is “a dangerous, discriminatory” and “puts the health and well-being of millions of vulnerable people around the world at risk.”

“We shouldn’t force organizations to provide less comprehensive reproductive health services in order to receive health aid from the United States,” Warren continued.

But killing an unborn baby in an abortion is not health care, and a strong majority of Americans believe they should not be forced to fund the abortion industry with their tax dollars. A new Marist poll found that 73 percent of Americans oppose using tax dollars to support abortions internationally.

As Democrat lawmakers align themselves more and more closely with the billion-dollar abortion industry, they abandon the views of the vast majority of Americans, including Democrat voters and even people who identify themselves as “pro-choice.”