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Bush Signs Largest Family Planning Bill In U.S. History
Covenant News ^ | 1/11/02

Posted on 01/11/2002 6:31:43 AM PST by truthandlife

On Thursday, January 10, 2002, the White House reported President Bush signed the ominous $15.4 billion foreign appropriations bill, H.R. 2506, for fiscal-year 2002. The bill authorizes $446.5 million U.S. tax dollars to be given to other countries for abortion-family planning activities throughout the world. The abortion-family planning funds approved by Bush represents an increase of $21.5 million over last year for international family planning. Also on Thursday, Bush signed the labor, education and health spending bill, and a defense spending bill that was widely reported by The Associated Press (Bush Signs Defense Spending Bill).


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I am a big time Bush supporter and I pray for him but why did he sign this bill with this garbage in it? We are defending our nation against foreign attacks but we are killing innocent defenseless, voiceless babies' lives here and around the world.
1 posted on 01/11/2002 6:31:43 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
It this one compassionate?

Or is it conservative?

Can someone please forward me the talking points from Ari Flischer on this one, because I can't figure it out.

2 posted on 01/11/2002 6:46:33 AM PST by Vladiator
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To: Vladiator
Bush was the swallow hard and cross your fingers choice in 2000. He wasn't my first choice but he was the only viable alternative to gwhore.
3 posted on 01/11/2002 6:49:03 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Please take a moment & see the bills passed by GW & tell me if you can call him conservative. This man triangulates better than Bubba. Did you hear him today in Penn. It's what is good for our country, not for our political party. So he signs a bill for overseas funding including abortions, he puts another 8 Billion above the approx 13 to the rathole of the public schools, WANTS TO INCREASE MONEY FOR FOOD STAMPS TO ILLEGALS. And you people here at what is supposed to be a conservative site lap this guy up like the second coming. And RUSHBO speaks out that we are becoming MORE conservative. WAKE UP!
4 posted on 01/11/2002 7:16:33 AM PST by Digger
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To: truthandlife
This is hearbreaking. I'm stunned.
5 posted on 01/11/2002 7:18:49 AM PST by Boxsford
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To: truthandlife
God will certainly smile on us for this ... NOT.

People wonder why America is hated. This kind of cr*p is why.

6 posted on 01/11/2002 7:19:06 AM PST by Campion
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To: Digger
Get off your self-righteous horse! Your shouting and preaching accomplishes nothing at all!
7 posted on 01/11/2002 7:22:07 AM PST by Boxsford
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To: DittoJed2
All we can do is pray for him but it is truly heartbreaking.
8 posted on 01/11/2002 7:22:23 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
The bill authorizes $446.5 million U.S. tax dollars to be given to other countries for abortion-family planning activities throughout the world.

Assuming this is true, it's incomprehensible. GWB's popularity is in the stratosphere...people have accepted the anti-abortion stance. I just don't want to hear the administration didn't know it was in there or some lame excuse.

9 posted on 01/11/2002 7:25:14 AM PST by grania
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To: truthandlife; Askel5
Jes' a minute. Bush had reinstated Reagan's Mexico City policy last year, and this charge does not comport with that. I think that this money is available only to groups who do not use or promote abortion as a method of birth control; thus International Planned Parenthood is out of the cash loop on this.

Can anyone confirm?

10 posted on 01/11/2002 7:25:35 AM PST by Ironword
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To: Campion
I'm shaken by this. It doesn't make sense to me what is happening. On one hand Bush looks so strong and able handling the terriorist problem and then on the other hand he's spending money like there is no end to how much is available. Then this! He calls himself a Christian and he does this?

Didn't Congress (the Republican's) take away foreign funding for family planning just a few years ago? What is with Bush implementing this funding again!!!!!

11 posted on 01/11/2002 7:26:14 AM PST by Boxsford
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To: Ironword
It could be. When I went to the source, the story doesn't give the text of the bill that was signed or explain much at all. I hope you're right.
12 posted on 01/11/2002 7:28:29 AM PST by Boxsford
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To: truthandlife
The bill authorizes $446.5 million U.S. tax dollars to be given to other countries for abortion-family planning activities throughout the world

How special. And the beat goes on.

14 posted on 01/11/2002 7:30:31 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: Digger
And you people here at what is supposed to be a conservative site lap this guy up like the second coming.

Shhhhhhh...you'll wake up the "conservatives"...

15 posted on 01/11/2002 7:31:41 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: petergraves
I keep hoping that this is just positioning in order to defeat the Rats soundly in 2002 and 2004.

LOL - that's it! Bush is up to his sly tricks, pretending to have the same agenda as the Dems soze he kin fool 'em yet again < g > Yep, what with the draconian stuff he's authorized since 9/11 (including implementing Krinton's Homeland Defense plan), plus the Mexican truckers thing, plus saying that NAFTA is great for America (heard him say that on the radio during the summer), plus yet another undeclared war, plus amnesty for illegal aliens, plus - well, he's just one heck of a tricky guy, ain't he?

16 posted on 01/11/2002 7:35:54 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: Boxsford
Didn't Congress (the Republican's) take away foreign funding for family planning just a few years ago? What is with Bush implementing this funding again!!!!!

Yep and with Tommy Daschle running the Senate due to Jumpin Jim Jeffords, the funding was probably increased and Bush didn't want a "govt. shutdown" over this.

The Supreme Court has ruled the line item veto unconstitutional also.

The ignorace of the basic machinations of the legislative process around here can be astounding.

17 posted on 01/11/2002 7:36:03 AM PST by Dane
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To: Boxsford
It doesn't make sense to me what is happening.

It does to me. You folks have got to wake up some day and see that the Repubs and the Dems are nothing more than a Good Cop / Bad Cop smoke and mirrors game, and they have been for decades. While one side or the other "wins" alternately, the same agenda keeps moving forward. Ultimately it's all about globalism. We're being moved toward a pre-determined outcome, and all these things are simply pieces in the puzzle.

18 posted on 01/11/2002 7:38:33 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: Boxsford;Brad's Gramma;Spookbrat
Let's wait to see the actual bill and read the talking points by Ari...before we make conclusions. There's alot missing in the dialogue at this point. ;o)
19 posted on 01/11/2002 7:38:43 AM PST by homeschool mama
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To: Jefferson Adams;Digger
Please read post #10. Until we have full disclosure on the details of this bill we shouldn't assume we'll be funding international abortion.
21 posted on 01/11/2002 7:42:29 AM PST by homeschool mama
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To: Ironword
Breeding always tells.

What do you expect from the grandson of a eugencist and son of Title X pop-control advocate and pro-abort mother?

23 posted on 01/11/2002 7:44:07 AM PST by Askel5
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To: truthandlife
"I am a big time Bush supporter and I pray for him but why did he sign this bill with this garbage in it?"

Because he is a Deciever.

24 posted on 01/11/2002 7:44:36 AM PST by rdavis84
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To: truthandlife
mighty Christian of the guy
25 posted on 01/11/2002 7:45:16 AM PST by fod
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To: truthandlife
but why did he sign this bill with this garbage in it

Because -- as many of us have been telling you IN VAIN for several years -- he's NOT PRO-LIFE.

26 posted on 01/11/2002 7:45:38 AM PST by Askel5
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To: Ironword; truthandlife; boxsford
The "Mexico City Policy" that Bush is reinstating was introduced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, when it was known as the "global gag rule," and rescinded by President Clinton in 1993.

It bans financial support for organizations if any of their funding, even if it does not come from the United States, is spent on abortion.

This means organizations that also provide other services, including family planning, education and health facilities, in poor countries will be affected by Bush's action.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) predicted programs to prevent unplanned pregnancies will suffer the most -- not abortion services that have been ineligible for U.S. funds for decades.

LINK

Looks like the funding has increased for "family planning", but can't be used for abortion per Bush's executive order.

27 posted on 01/11/2002 7:46:48 AM PST by Dane
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To: truthandlife
"All we can do is pray for him but it is truly heartbreaking."

That's fine, but don't vote for him again. He is NOT the lesser of two evils, as so many claimed. He's only the more deceptive of the two you chose from.

28 posted on 01/11/2002 7:48:07 AM PST by rdavis84
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To: Blood of Tyrants
He wasn't my first choice but he was the only viable alternative to gwhore.

BS ... if Gore had won, at least we'd all be able to protest the invoking of a police state, our war-mongering in Afghanistan (for starters ...), recess appointments, the funding of human embryonic stem cell research, yada yada yada.

As it is, the GOP is now boxed into shutting up and waving a flag lest they want Mrs. Cheney to decide you're not "patriotic enough".

Suckers.

29 posted on 01/11/2002 7:48:09 AM PST by Askel5
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To: rdavis84; Askel5
Ahem reply #27. Aw, you all can't have your bash Bush bash.
30 posted on 01/11/2002 7:48:24 AM PST by Dane
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To: rdavis84
You know what makes me the most angry? It's sure as hell not the fact that Bush operates true to form ... it's that those sons of bitches have so many good people totally snowed and actually praying for them.

I can't imagine anyone's praying for Bush who does not LIKEWISE pray for Clinton.

They'll both rot in hell together if there's any justice in the universe.

31 posted on 01/11/2002 7:49:31 AM PST by Askel5
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To: Askel5
Hmm. Bush has been in the White House for about a year now, and the last time I noticed, nothing has been done about partial birth abortion, either. I seem to recall that a bill outlawing that savage custom passed the House with an enormous majority, and was a shoo in in the gutless Dem Senate, too -- that the only reason we don't have that law is because Clinton vetoed it.

Well, it looks like there is another reason than Clinton that we don't have it now...what could it be?

32 posted on 01/11/2002 7:51:21 AM PST by MI_too
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To: Jefferson Adams; Mancini
"that's it! Bush is up to his sly tricks, pretending to have the same agenda as the Dems soze he kin fool 'em yet again < g >" There ARE a few of us that "get it", but very few. We'll keep tryin' to shine the light with you.
33 posted on 01/11/2002 7:51:32 AM PST by rdavis84
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To: truthandlife
The bill authorizes $446.5 million U.S. tax dollars to be given to other countries for abortion-family planning activities throughout the world.

This is insane. Buchanan appears to be right again when he made the statement: The differences between the two beltway parties are inconsequential...........

34 posted on 01/11/2002 7:52:13 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: petergraves
Sounds like you're throwing up your hands in defeat Jeff.

Nope. I'm just a realist. The Lord reigns, and defeat isn't an option, but I've been active in politics for a lotta years and I've seen this coming for most of them. We aren't going to change it, but as a Christian I *will* continue to fight for what's right.

What would you pose as a solution?

The only answer - maybe - would be national repentance. It ain't gonna happen. America was founded by people who based their lives and this country upon their Christian faith - that's what undergirds the whole shebang. We have thrown that away, and the Lord is letting us go. Plus, without that basic morality, this country has no hope of functioning as a free society anyway. As John Adams said, "The Constitution is suitable for a religious and a moral people; it is unsuitable for the government of any other."

35 posted on 01/11/2002 7:52:28 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Ahem, another reminder of reply #27.
36 posted on 01/11/2002 7:53:22 AM PST by Dane
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To: Dane
"The ignorace of the basic machinations of the legislative process around here can be astounding."

No, the ACCEPTANCE of it is Truly astounding.

37 posted on 01/11/2002 7:53:24 AM PST by rdavis84
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To: Dane
Oh yes ... the "Clean Hands" and Compassionate form of abortifacient birth control and "family planning".

Nothing like twisting the arms of the weak worldwide, shoving birth control and RU-486 down their throats if they wish to enjoy any other assistance from ole "Pro-Life" Uncle Sam.

We wouldn't want a bunch of ragheadse or poor blacks clogging our way to their natural resources, now, would we?

Do you know if Bush has vetoed the GOP vote on Title X abortion funding? (The one they passed lest government be "shut down" in the middle of the election?)

38 posted on 01/11/2002 7:54:09 AM PST by Askel5
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To: rdavis84
Thanks, rdavis :)
39 posted on 01/11/2002 7:54:18 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: Dane
when did you get the promotion to bush's spin doctor?
40 posted on 01/11/2002 7:54:56 AM PST by fod
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To: MI_too
...what could it be?

Abortion is a GOP policy.

"Abortion is Vital to the Solution" ... A Key Point from Kissinger's NSSM-200

41 posted on 01/11/2002 7:58:05 AM PST by Askel5
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To: Jaded
Tell me again the difference between Shrub and al gWHore?
42 posted on 01/11/2002 7:59:29 AM PST by Unbeliever
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To: Unbeliever
Ahem, please take a look at reply #27
43 posted on 01/11/2002 8:01:17 AM PST by Dane
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To: Askel5
And Henry Kissinger is in what foreign policy position in the Bush administration?

Please tell me.

44 posted on 01/11/2002 8:03:47 AM PST by Dane
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To: Dane
Ahem, please take a look at the linked article in #41 and explain it for me.

(Just curious ... I know you've got the ability to rationalize just about anything but I'm wondering if you've the stones to actually do it.)

45 posted on 01/11/2002 8:03:57 AM PST by Askel5
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To: Askel5
"You know what makes me the most angry? It's sure as hell not the fact that Bush operates true to form ... it's that those sons of bitches have so many good people totally snowed and actually praying for them."

Sometimes I wish it were in my nature to be that kindhearted myself, but then I wake up and accept that some of us are Just Not Nice! I'll continue to try to wake more folks up to the deceptions, but I ain't gotta like it!:-)(Army Joke buried in there)

The whole Enron/Harken/Iran Contra/Mena/S&L Wipeout/ad nauseum...... sequences and history that have Bush,Mob,Clinton, written all thru them cause me to accept that most people ARE truly Insane ---- They keep repeating an act (electing the same players) but yet expect a different result.

46 posted on 01/11/2002 8:04:18 AM PST by rdavis84
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To: Askel5
Ahem, please take a look at reply #44.
47 posted on 01/11/2002 8:05:14 AM PST by Dane
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To: rdavis84;truthandlife;2sheep
Because he is a Deciever.

a wolf

48 posted on 01/11/2002 8:05:38 AM PST by mancini
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To: rdavis84;Jefferson Adams
The apologists will say it is pragmatism when really is it a wolf on the prowl.
49 posted on 01/11/2002 8:08:08 AM PST by mancini
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To: Dane
"Ahem reply #27. Aw, you all can't have your bash Bush bash."

Ahem, And Our CONTROL over how the funds are spent is thru What Means?

Ahem, are they gonna use Arthur Anderson's Primer on Strict Accountability as their Guide?

50 posted on 01/11/2002 8:08:15 AM PST by rdavis84
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