Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Global Gag Rule Intact

Unlike Jamie Lynn Spears' hymen. I'm sorry, I just had to say that.

Since Asshole in Chief threatened to veto the foreign aid budget if it left out the draconian Global Gag Rule, Congress decided to leave it in. This article doesn't begin to describe how horrible the Global Gag Rule really is.

Unable to override a promised veto, Democrats have backed down on their insistence that the 2008 foreign aid budget reverse President Bush's ban on providing aid to family planning groups abroad that offer abortions . . . .

Since taking office in 2001, Bush has prohibited any assistance to organizations overseas that perform or promote abortion.

Actually, if these organizations mention abortion they don't get funding. That's why pro-life organizations in Zambia oppose it. Here's Megan's post about the Global Gag Rule from a couple months back that gives a more accurate representation of this disgusting policy. The video above is from Access Denied.


Belinda said...

I used to hate Britney Spears until i found out what a crappy family she had to grow up with - now i only feel sorry for her and Jamie Lynn - they never were given the chance or choice of a normal life.

There's something very Gilmore Girls about 16 year old Jamie Lynn having a baby. I hope she can get through it all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that video. I almost cried watching it, but it was really informative.