Funding of overseas pro-abortion groups ("Mexico City Policy")

Senate Roll Call No. 19
111th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 37-60 (see complete tally)
Senator Mel Martinez (R-Fl.) offered an NRLC-supported amendment to an unrelated bill (H.R. 2), to deny U.S. "population assistance" or "family planning" funds to any nongovernmental organization that "performs or actively promotes abortion as a method of birth control" overseas.  This amendment, if enacted, would have restored the pro-life "Mexico City Policy," which was applied by President George W. Bush from 2001-2008, but overturned by President Barack Obama on January 23, 2009.  The Martinez Amendment failed on a vote of 37 to 60.  The pro-life amendment was supported by 36 Republicans and one Democrat; it was opposed by four Republicans and 56 Democrats.  Roll call no. 19, January 28, 2009.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 19
Votes For : 37
Votes Against : 60
Not Voting : 2

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