March 16, 2015

Dems’ Abortion Obsession Threatens Human Trafficking Bill

Tony Perkins: “Apparently, Senate Democrats would rather yield to human trafficking than put a stop to taxpayer-funded abortion! … Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) party didn’t pass the bill to find out what’s in it – but they got close. Obviously, a number of Democrats still think reading legislation is overrated, even at a manageable 68 pages. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who like a growing number of leaders, wants to end one of the greatest human rights crises of our time, was stunned earlier [last] week when his colleagues on the other side of the aisle suddenly – and vehemently – objected to the proposal’s text. Like most spending bills, Cornyn’s Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act included routine language that bans taxpayer-funded abortions. For almost four decades, it’s been standard U.S. policy, through the Hyde Amendment, that taxpayer dollars not be used to kill innocent unborn children. That must be news to Democrats, who exploded in outrage a full two weeks after they voted the bill out of committee. … In the Judiciary Committee, they tried to amend the same pages the Hyde Amendment was on! … A measure that was supposed to free women from bondage is itself being taken hostage by a party too obsessed with abortion to care about the hurting.”

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