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Funding of overseas pro-abortion organizations
"Mexico City Policy"
04/05/2005
Senate Roll Call No. 83
109th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 52-46 (see complete tally)
In 2001, President George W. Bush, by executive order, adopted a policy that U.S. funds for overseas "population assistance" programs could not go to private organizations that perform abortion or promote abortion (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape and incest) -- for example, by working to repeal pro-life laws. This pro-life policy is known as the "Mexico City Policy." During consideration of the foreign aid authorization bill (S. 600), pro-abortion Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.) offered an amendment to nullify the Mexico City Policy. NRLC opposed the Boxer Amendment. However, the Senate adopted the Boxer Amendment, 52-46. (The White House has warned that any bill containing language attacking the Mexico City Policy faces a veto if it ever reaches President Bush's desk.) Roll call no. 83, April 5, 2005.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 83
Votes For : 52
Votes Against : 46
Not Voting : 2

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