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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Senate to address pro-life issues Thursday


The United States Senate is expected to move to the second minibus (State/Foreign Operations, Energy and Water, Financial Services) on Thursday, November 10. The following amendments are expected to address pro-life issues:

  1. Mexico City Policy – Led by Senator Hatch, this amendment would strike the Lautenberg language that prevents future administrations from reinstating the Mexico City Policy.
  1. DC Hyde – Led by Senator Johanns, this amendment would restore the DC Hyde amendment and prevent taxpayer funding of abortions in the District of Columbia.
  1. UNFPA – Led by Senator Wicker, this amendment would defund UNFPA.
  1. FEHB – Led by Senator Coburn, this amendment would restore the ban on coverage of elective abortions in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program.

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