Romney Tries to Claim that Abortion Not an Executive Branch Issue

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 6:55 am

I guess Mitt Romney wanted to get in one more shift in position before his convention speech. On CBS News last night, Romney added an exception to his views on abortion rights, and also tried to claim that Presidents have nothing to do with the matter. His aides couldn’t deny his change in position fast enough.


Senate Committee Passes Appropriations Bill Permanently Banning Global Gag Rule

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 4:15 pm

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to the FY 2012 State Department and foreign operations appropriations bill that, if signed into law, would block re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule. The amendment was introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and would prohibit future Presidents from using executive orders to refuse funding to a foreign organization solely because of the legal medical services it provides; the information, counseling, and referrals it offers; or the advocacy it engages in with its own government—using its own non-U.S. funds.

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