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Why population control is bad foreign policy
LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/14 | Steven W. Mosher and Anne Roback Morse

Posted on 07/09/2014 9:44:31 AM PDT by wagglebee

The language of the e-mails is hyperbolic and hate-filled. They come from population control groups that are indignant about the House of Representatives Bill which would re-institute the Mexico City Policy.

They call it a “Mean-spirited, anti-women agenda.” And they say it’s “Playing ping-pong politics with women’s lives,” “Out of touch,” and “Inconsistent with U.S. policy.”

And that’s just in the headlines!

So just what is this “mean-spirited” Mexico City Policy? Put simply, it prohibits US taxpayer dollars from going to organizations which “promote or perform abortions” as a part of “population planning activities or other population assistance.”

What could be wrong with that? It’s a sensible policy, first put in place in 1986 under President Reagan, and which is supported by a majority of Americans. The fact is a substantial majority of Americans oppose using taxpayer money to fund abortions at home and certainly do not want to export it abroad.

Not so the population control lobbyists, however. They believe that they have a duty, no less than a right, to promote abortion everywhere in the world, especially where it is illegal. This is why they call the Mexico City Policy a “Global Gag Rule.” It “gags” them, preventing them from using U.S. taxpayer dollars to try and overturn existing pro-life laws in Africa and Latin America.

It also bars them from using U.S. taxpayer dollars to actually perform illegal abortions overseas. This infuriates them because they believe that abortion is a “woman’s right” regardless of what the local laws say.

Finally, they are convinced that abortion is necessary to control population growth and to save women from dying in childbirth. That is why they accuse pro-lifers of “killing women in the name of partisan politics.” (Never mind that the actual legislation contains a “life of the mother” exception; these people are not troubled by mere facts.)

There are multiple problems with the Obama administration’s policy of promoting and performing abortions everywhere in the developing world. Firstly, this undermines our efforts to promote democracy and human rights.  While the Senate version of the bill contains a pro forma prohibition on lobbying (“none of the funds made available under this act may be used to lobby for or against abortion”), the efforts of International Planned Parenthood Federation and other U.S.-funded population control groups to legalize abortion in country after country are well-known and will continue--prohibition or no prohibition.  

Such efforts not only violate local laws, they undermine our foreign relations. It creates a very bad impression when the United States, in conjunction with the major colonial powers, tells countries only recently freed from colonial domination that they should abort a good percentage of the next generation. Pushing abortion on underdeveloped nations through “population planning” programs only serves to remind their citizens of their not-so-distant past as conquered peoples.

Last year, a young Nigerian woman wrote a passionate plea to U.S. pro-lifers complaining about the programs of our government:

“We are thirsty and they give us condoms! We are hungry and they offer us contraceptive pills! We are sick and they offer us the most modern techniques of abortion! We are naked and they lead us into the arms of sexual hedonism! We are imprisoned by poverty and they offer us sexual liberation!!! Silent tears roll down for Africa in a modern world that can neither see our pain nor hear our cry for help.”

She was spot on. The Obama administration is more interested in aborting the thirsty, sterilizing the hungry, and contracepting the naked than engaging in true charity. It is more interested in funding its abortion-minded U.S. partners (in return for votes and campaign contributions) than in actually helping people on foreign shores.

Reinstituting the Mexico City Policy would not stop all of this abuse and corruption, but it would be a start. It would protect women from the worst excesses of population control efforts and help to salvage our country’s image around the world.

Let your Congressman and Senator know that you support the Mexico City Policy. It will save lives.

* The House version of the bill, H.R. 5013, can be found here: https://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/hr5013/BILLS-113hr5013rh.pdf

* The Senate version of the bill, S 2499 can be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s2499pcs/pdf/BILLS-113s2499pcs.pdf

Reprinted with permission from Pop.org.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; populationcontrol; prolife
The Obama administration is more interested in aborting the thirsty, sterilizing the hungry, and contracepting the naked than engaging in true charity. It is more interested in funding its abortion-minded U.S. partners (in return for votes and campaign contributions) than in actually helping people on foreign shores.

NOTHING is more important to Obama and the left than abortion.

1 posted on 07/09/2014 9:44:31 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 07/09/2014 9:45:10 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 07/09/2014 9:45:41 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Aren’t thirst and hunger God’s way of controlling population?


4 posted on 07/09/2014 10:31:15 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat; Brian Kopp DPM; DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah; Coleus; narses; trisham; ...
Aren’t thirst and hunger God’s way of controlling population?

What SPECIFICALLY are you trying to say?

5 posted on 07/09/2014 10:37:15 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: freerepublicchat; wagglebee
Aren’t thirst and hunger God’s way of controlling population?

No.

Matthew 7:9-11

9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

You don't know much about God, do you.

6 posted on 07/09/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: freerepublicchat
Genesis 1:28

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.

7 posted on 07/09/2014 11:01:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Genesis 1:28

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.

...and by bus, crossing the Rio Grande...

8 posted on 07/09/2014 11:21:47 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat; DJ MacWoW; Brian Kopp DPM; little jeremiah; Coleus; narses; trisham; ...
Is there a reason you aren't responding to my question of what you meant by your original comment?

And what EXACTLY does illegal immigration have to do with population control?

9 posted on 07/09/2014 11:26:17 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: freerepublicchat

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abe Lincoln


10 posted on 07/09/2014 11:30:31 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW; freerepublicchat
I would prefer he speak, I'm very interested in understanding the angle he is pushing.
11 posted on 07/09/2014 11:36:55 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee; freerepublicchat
Those that mock seldom have a point.

If you can get him to be serious and answer that's great.

12 posted on 07/09/2014 11:39:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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Those that mock seldom have a point.

He may not have a point, but I'm fairly certain he has an agenda.

If you can get him to be serious and answer that's great.

I have a pretty good idea why he's not answering.

13 posted on 07/09/2014 11:44:47 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I don’t suffer fools gladly and will make no apology for it.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 11:48:38 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I don’t suffer fools gladly and will make no apology for it.

Nor do I, I want to determine what this fool is trying to push and then deal with it.

15 posted on 07/09/2014 11:50:39 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

After reading some of his previous posts, it’s clear to me as well.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 11:50:41 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

He’s probably a retread and knows better than to answer seriously.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 11:55:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: trisham; DJ MacWoW
After reading some of his previous posts, it’s clear to me as well.

Yep, I see it too. I figured he was a eugenicist. I assume he's either a retread or one of the other trolls told him not to answer me.

18 posted on 07/09/2014 11:56:09 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: DJ MacWoW; trisham
He’s probably a retread and knows better than to answer seriously.

His screen name is pretty interesting as well, I guess he determined that "stormfrontchat" probably would't fly.

19 posted on 07/09/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

20 posted on 07/09/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: wagglebee; DJ MacWoW

LOL! Probably not.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 12:18:59 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: freerepublicchat

zot


22 posted on 07/09/2014 6:20:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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Thanks Jim!
23 posted on 07/10/2014 5:42:51 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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So long, freerepublicchat (Posting History)
Hat Tip to wagglebee, who pinged me
Not serious, dancing court jester (a fool) kids around on a very solemn thread
Stumbles into Jim Thompson and gets an extremely serious case of butt hurt from the heat



You're a silly, retread, troll, lowlife, and you're not fit to post on a Conservative site



FReepmail TheOldLady to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.

24 posted on 07/10/2014 6:49:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady; All
goody..feeding the kitties early, eh?
good thing, keepin' 'em exercised. 🐈

25 posted on 07/10/2014 7:11:59 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Yes. After 32 years, I'm pretty good at feeding cats.
Been through thick and thin with a number of the little angels.
And our little angels are waiting at the Rainbow Bridge, I certainly hope.
There should be six cats waiting for us there.

Thank you for the cute little icon. 🐈
26 posted on 07/10/2014 7:40:06 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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I love your little icon. However, the comment about six kitties waiting at the rainbow bridge gives me pause.

Has His Royal Purriness Lucas taken a turn for the worse?

I’m worried about your little Viking Kitty.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 7:50:34 AM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder ")
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To: freerepublicchat; TheOldLady
That Zottee photo That-Zottee_zpsd96bac1a.jpg


 photo FR-Butt-Hurt-4_zpsdabed7a7.jpg

28 posted on 07/10/2014 9:19:18 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Gefn

No, Lucas is still here. We’re just trying to get him to eat more and put some heft on him again. He is all right for the most part. He’s
very sweet and affectionate, loves face rubs and being stroked on his back and sides. He sleeps a lot, but he is a really old-man cat.

The six kitties at the Rainbow Bridge are Tiger (old age 1982 - 2002), Muffin (CRF 1982 - 1997), my Rocket (CRF 1995? - 2012),
Slinker (lymphoma 1998 - 2007), Baby — a stray we found in our yard one day (throat cancer - we had her euthanized at the advice
of our vet. He could not save her. ?? - 1998 I think she was maybe 12 years. She had old eyes.), and Katy (FELV 2005 - 2006).

We do not regret the money we spent trying to save them all. They deserved every penny, and we would, and probably will, do it again
before we cross over.


29 posted on 07/10/2014 9:20:53 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Col Freeper

Just in the nick of time! This one really needs a butthurt form in the worst possible way.

Good job, as ever, Col Freeper.


30 posted on 07/10/2014 9:23:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Wow! Great graphics, TOL.


31 posted on 07/10/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Thanks! I made the ZOT graphic from the old PhotoBucket editor. I have no idea why they changed their photo editor.
The one they have now has very few features that I use, unlike the old one. And it doesn’t always work all that great.

I wish they could get the old one back, but I believe that the person who wrote it got hissy fits about the copyright, or the
licensing, or something and took his ball and went home. Jerk.

The dragon was made into a gif from a video game, and I’m embarrassed to say that I forget who gave it to me.


32 posted on 07/10/2014 11:27:55 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady
GIMP is a free photoshop equivalent image manipulation program. For windows, find it here:

http://download.cnet.com/GIMP/3000-2192_4-10073935.html

Freedom ≠ Free Stuff☭
I, for one, welcome our new Cybernetic Overlords /.
Mash Dobbshead® for HTML, bop Hello_Cthlhu for XAMPP

33 posted on 07/10/2014 11:39:17 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: freerepublicchat

When you die, I hope hobos christen your grave with kidney tea.


34 posted on 07/10/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: freerepublicchat; TheOldLady
...and by bus, crossing the Rio Grande...

Scratched one more off my troll list.


35 posted on 07/10/2014 1:00:16 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Where did the Viking Kitties in the boat go? I used to post crap just to get the music!!


36 posted on 07/10/2014 1:47:57 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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You can find it on the Admin Moderator’s page about 2/3rds way down.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~adminmoderator/


37 posted on 07/10/2014 1:57:54 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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That's great, my friend.  It is very nice of you to keep The List.  Thank you so much!
38 posted on 07/10/2014 2:27:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

:’) Extinction Level Event!


39 posted on 07/10/2014 6:35:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hello, stranger. Where ya been? Missed you and the APODs.

Nice to see you again. Hope all is well with you, my friend.


40 posted on 07/10/2014 6:39:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Thanks ToL! I’ve been trying to get some real world work done, and in the process have been falling asleep early. :’)


41 posted on 07/10/2014 8:51:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I see that we have some APODs to peruse today to catch up.

Thank you for posting them.


42 posted on 07/11/2014 2:33:20 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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My pleasure. I managed to mangle at least one of them, must have clicked the wrong month’s day, as the links are all okay in my ez-post thing.


43 posted on 07/12/2014 7:49:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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