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Today or tomorrow the House of Representatives may vote on whether or not to override President Bush's very first pro-life initiative. Shortly after taking office, President Bush reinstated the "Mexico City" policy, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortions overseas. The measure is part of H.R. 1646, the State Department authorization bill.

--The Mexico City Policy requires groups who receive government funds for overseas "family planning" and population programs to sign a contract promising: 1) not to perform abortions (except to save the mother's life, rape or incest); 2) not to lobby to change the abortion laws of host countries, and 3) not to "actively promote abortion as a method of family planning."

--On May 2, after extensive lobbying by pro-abortion groups, the House International Relations Committee voted to reverse the President's order, 26-22. Republican Reps. Benjamin A. Gilman (R-N.Y.), Amo Houghton (R-N.Y.) and Jim Leach (R-Iowa) helped deliver the pro-abortion vote
(see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35742-2001May2.html).

--Pro-abort groups have labored feverishly in twin efforts to defeat President Bush's order and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. They have called upon Secretary of State Colin Powell, an outspoken abortion advocate, to help them succeed in defeating the president (see http://news.findlaw.com/ap_stories/a/w/1153/5-7-2001/20010507213856430.html).

--Chairman Hyde will offer a House amendment to preserve President Bush pro-life policy.

--Pro-life lobbying groups have targeted certain House members for special attention (Ross (D-AR); Lewis & Bono (R-CA); Miller, Foley & Shaw (R-FL); Isakson (R-GA); Ganske (R-IA); Cooksey (R-LA); Moakley (D-MA); Upton (R-MI); Bereuter (R-NE); Gibbons (R-NV); Wilson & Skeen (R-NM); McNulty (D-NY); Sweeney (R-NY); Hobson & Regula (R-OH); Kaptur (D-OH); Walden (R-OR); Borski (D-PA); Toomey (R-PA); Matheson (D-UT); Tom Davis (R-VA); Nethercutt & Dunn (R-WA); and Capito (R-WV). The Capitol switchboard phone number is 1-202-224-3121).

How much longer can God tolerate our nation exporting innocent bloodshed to other nations, often coercing them to accept our "family planning" measures as a condition for further foreign aid? And, if pro-abort Republicans join Democrats to stop President Bush on this, can we hope for passage of any other real pro-life measures during the next four years?
praying Christians.

Please Join Us in Believing, Overcoming Prayer:

---Father, PROVOKE an army of Believers to counteract the lobbying pressures of the abortion industry. You are the God of Life! Move upon our Congressmen to stand for LIFE & our President. May the Hyde Amendment PREVAIL. May this pro-life victory be a precursor to many more. In Jesus' Name. Amen (Ex 23:7; Lev 20:1-5; Dt 19:10, 13; 27:25; 2 Kg 24:4;Pas 10:4-15; Pr 24:11-12; 1 Cor 4:3).

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