Mexico City Policy Left Intact in Budget

From the story - In a victory for the Bush administration, Democrats have ended their fight to reverse the president's ban on aid to family planning groups overseas that provide abortions.

The Family Research Council applauded Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) "for successfully blocking attempts by pro-abortion forces within Congress to overturn the President's Mexico City policy and pour U.S. taxpayer dollars into the coffers of abortion groups."

"Despite this pro-life victory, the overall appropriations bill is a glut of wasteful spending with thousands of unnecessary earmarks. The bill also increases funding for the abortion provider Planned Parenthood to $300 million and for the first time allows fungible funds to pay for dangerous needle exchange programs in Washington, D.C.," [Tony] Perkins [of the American Family Association] said. Read more…

Now if I could just get my denomination to stop lobying against the Mexico City policy….