Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2019 / 15:00 pm
With the end-of-the-month deadline for Congress to pass legislation to fund the federal government fast approaching, lawmakers remain at odds over a series of issues, including key pro-life policies, making the need for a short-term extension agreement likely.
Such a funding extension-a Continuing Resolution (CR)-would be "the best thing for pro-lifers right now," Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action, told CNA last week.
McClusky's analysis came after Senate Democrats tried twice last week to insert pro-abortion measures into appropriations bills, resulting in two of the 12 bills meant to fund federal agencies being pulled from consideration.
The two amendments would have rolled back pro-life administration policies, the Title X "Protect Life Rule" and the expanded Mexico City Policy. Both are protections against taxpayer funding of abortions at home and abroad.