DEMOCRAT'S OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL CURTAILS BUSH POLICY ALLOWING TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS
The Omnibus Appropriations bill passed last night by the Senate and on its way to the President's desk for his signature will take the first steps to end a Bush Administration's program that allowed federal tax dollars to be used to pay for abortions. Pro-Life leaders are awaiting remarks by Archbishop Charlie Chaput (R-CO), who has a commentary on almost every issue.
The 2009 omnibus appropriations bill, which passed the Senate on Tuesday, includes a provision prohibiting the use of funds government -wide to further push privatising government work to contractors. Sen. Richard Durbin, (D-IL), and Rep. Jose Serrano, (D-NY), introduced the measure. The Democratic bill also includes language prohibiting using tax dollars to pay for abortions as part of federal employee's health insurance.
Under the Bush Administration's OMB Circular No. A-76 process, government agencies were under heavy pressure to contract out work being performed by government employees. The Bush Administration allowed these companies to use federal tax dollars to pay for their employee's abortions. No tax dollars are allowed to be used to pay for abortions for federal employees.