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Ellmers anti-abortion bill advances

Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers this afternoon praised the action of a House committee in passing her anti-abortion bill.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bill cutting money for the United Nations Population, which Ellmers said had “been widely denounced for its involvement in China's one-child policy, which relies on forced abortion and sterilization.”

“We have taken an important step in protecting American taxpayers from funding controversial family planning operations through the UN and will save $400 million in taxpayer dollars over ten years,” Ellmers said in a statement.

Both the Reagan and Bush administrations withheld funds for the program because of its involvement in China's one-child policy, but by executive order President Obama resumed contributions to the program.


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Right On, Renee!

Notice that both Clinton and Bush quit funding this despicable program.  Our current "liar-in-chief" thinks it's fine to kill babies.  Elmers will be re-elected and will receive the majority of women's votes next year.   She deserves our support.  Anyway, does China really need our money to kill their own citizens?

400M over 10 years?

First a bush era report on this subject fails to conclude that this money is used to support coerced abortion in the PRC.

Read the whole thing, but under sincerely and the names is the discussion of the first conclusion.

"Regarding the question: "Does UNFPA support or participate in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization?"

First Finding Discussion

"We find no evidence that UNFPA has knowingly supported or participated in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization in the PRC.""

So let's take away the work they do on sexual and reproductive health, family planning, women's and gender equality.  Just so Renee can get some spotlight with everyones hated topic. Do we think that if we take away a women's right to family planning that abortions are going to increase or decrease? 

Irrational and illogical.

If we so need to save such a pittance of money, we could force congress members to knock their salaries back from the current 174k per year to the american household median of 50k per year, that would save us roughly $600M in 10 years.

Better yet, we could save upwards of 10 billion dollars a month if we end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ellmers just lost the women's vote

Backing big government's power to limit women's rights to choose when they will go into labor, Renee Ellmers just shot herself in the foot.  Extremism and radicalism like this will knock Ellmers out of Congress.

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