Friday, June 22, 2007

Congress Votes to Export Death

Such hypocrisy! What shame!

The other day I told you how the Democratically led Congress has the lowest approval rating numbers ever recorded - even during the page scandals of the 1980's and last year. Last night the Democrats in the House did all they could to drive those numbers lower by using the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations bill to further export a pro-abortion agenda.

First off, pro-condom forces in the House voted down an amendment sponsored by champion of the family Representative Joe Pitts (R-Penn.) that would have protected designated funds for abstinence programs in combating AIDS worldwide. This was followed by a series of votes that ultimately gutted the Mexico City Policy, the policy that bars any assistance to organizations abroad that perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning. Reps. Chris Smith (R- NJ) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) valiantly offered up an amendment that would have stopped the taxpayer funding of abortions; however, Democratic leadership and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) decided instead to push for making the United States a merchant of abortion.

America is known for exporting many things, chief among them freedom and democracy. Now, if the Democratic leadership has its way, America will also be known as an exporter of death. We applaud the Republicans and Democrats who voted against this pro-abortion bill and we look forward to the President's well deserved veto.

(Family Research Council, Tony Perkins' Washington Update, June 22, 2007)

· Holy God, we can only now stand in the gap for our nation, for we have lost our way. We ask for MERCY in the midst of the judgment which must soon come. As You visit those whose hearts are turned towards wickedness, we ask for grace to be released into their lives, as You give each one the "wake up call" he or she clearly requires unto salvation. We pray for mercy.

· "For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." (Isaiah 26:9)