House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed a bill that would allow taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in foreign countries, but she has yet to pass a bill which would provide $1 for the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Check it out, via Life News:
In a vote late tonight, House Democrats passed a bill attempting to end the partial government shutdown that also funds the Planned Parenthood abortion giant. The vote on the bill came just hours after Democrats took over the House and installed abortion activist Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.
Democrats want to restore the $100 million President Donald Trump took away from Planned Parenthood when he defunded its International arm during his first week in office. The Trump policy prohibits taxpayer funding to international groups that promote and/or provide abortions overseas.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 repeals President Trump’s Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, which stops U.S. taxpayer funding of the abortion industry overseas.
The House voted 241 to 190 for the bill with all Democrats voting for it and all but 7 Republicans voting against it.
There are no excuses for this, Republican Congressman Steve Scalise said during a presser at the Capitol.
Scalise said plainly, “You look at what bill they passed out of the House yesterday. They passed a bill to basically allow taxpayer money to go to foreign government entities to provide abortions but Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t allow taxpayer money to go to the Department of Homeland Security to keep this country safe.”
“I think that shows a clear difference in priorities and approaches to what President Trump wants to do to keep the country safe versus what Nancy Pelosi wants to do to ignore this problem and refuse to negotiate,” the Louisiana congressman continued.
The White House, speaking on behalf of Trump, said he would veto the bill; “If either H.R. 21 or H.J. Res. 1 were presented to the President, his advisors would recommend that he veto the bill,” the White House said, per Life News.
In the statement, the White House said their pro-life views clashed with the bill:
The Administration opposes passage of H.R. 21, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, providing appropriations for the fiscal year (FY) ending September 30, 2019, for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Justice, Interior, State, Transportation, Treasury, and for other purposes. The Administration also opposes passage of H.J. Res. 1, providing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through February 8, 2019, and for other purposes.
It includes $700 million more than requested for the United Nations, including restoring funding for the United Nations Population Fund. The bill would also undermine the President’s Mexico City Policy (Presidential Memorandum of January 23, 2017), which prohibits the funding of foreign nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform abortions.