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Clinton unrestricted funding for "population assistance"
Approving the Presidential Finding
02/25/1997
Senate Roll Call No. 13
105th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 53-46 (see complete tally)
The U.S. annually spends a half-billion dollars and more on so-called "population assistance" (population control) programs overseas. The Clinton Administration used this program to aggressively promote its doctrine holding that legal abortion on demand is a "fundamental right" and to expand access to abortion. On February 25, 1997, the Senate voted on H.J. Res. 36, a resolution to allow the Clinton Administration to spend an additional $123 million in foreign aid "population assistance" during Fiscal Year 1997, without pro-life language to curb the use of the program to promote legalization of abortion. NRLC opposed this resolution, but it passed, 53-46, Vote No. 13.



Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 13
Votes For : 53
Votes Against : 46
Not Voting : 1

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