Roll Call: House Agrees To Cut UNFPA Funds

On July 15, by a vote of 216 to 211, the House passed an amendment to the Foreign Relations Authorization Act (H.R.1950) authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R.-N.J.). The pro-life amendment restores the Kemp-Kasten law prohibiting taxpayer funding of population control programs that involve coercion.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the organization targeted by this amendment; an organization that has for years tolerated and cooperated in forced abortions and sterilizations in China.

Smith brought the amendment to the floor because pro-abortion Rep. Joe Crowley (D.-N.Y.) inserted language into H.R. 1950 in committee that gutted the law. “The UNFPA has funded, provided crucial technical support, and provided cover for massive crimes of forced abortion and involuntary sterilization,” said Smith, a moderate who is well known for his defense of human life and international human rights. “Tens of millions of children have been slaughtered, their mothers robbed of their children by the state. The UNFPA has aggressively defended this barbaric policy that makes brothers and sisters illegal and makes women the pawns of population control cadres,” said Smith

Smith also referenced statistics that showed there may be as many as 100 million more men than women in China, clearly a direct result of the one-child-per-couple policy.

But Crowley denied that these facts were results of his legislation.

“The UNFPA does not provide for abortion,” he said. “When women have the access to contraception to plan their families, their economic livelihoods improve.”

Rep. Joe Pitts (R.-Pa.) supported Smith’s agenda.

“Some in this body are more committed to using taxpayer money to force Chinese women to have abortions because they have chosen to have children,” said Pitts. “They are so deeply committed to forcing these women to have abortions that they have already prevented us from sending more than $60 million to people in need.”

Still, left-wingers couldn’t seem to understand that UNFPA does, in effect, fund abortions.

“UNFPA saves the lives of women and their children,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D.-Tex.). “It prevents abortions.”

A “yes” vote was in favor of Smith’s amendment to cut off funding from the United Nation’s Population Fund, an organization that cooperates in forcing Chinese women to kill their children. A “no” vote is in opposition to the pro-life amendment and in support of Communist genocide.

FOR THE AMENDMENT: 216 AGAINST THE AMENDMENT: 211
REPUBLICANS FOR: 194
Aderholt
Akin
Bachus
Baker
Ballenger
Barrett (SC)
Bartlett (MD)
Barton (TX)
Beauprez
Bereuter
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blunt
Boehner
Bonilla
Bonner
Bono
Boozman
Brady (TX)
Brown (SC)
Brown-Waite, V.
Burgess
Burns
Burr
Burton (IN)
Buyer
Calvert
Camp
Cannon
Cantor
Carter
Chabot
Chocola
Coble
Cole
Collins
Cox
Crane
Crenshaw
Cubin
Culberson
Cunningham
Davis, Jo Ann
Deal (GA)
DeLay
DeMint
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Doolittle
Dreier
Duncan
Ehlers
Emerson
English
Everett
Feeney
Flake
Fletcher
Forbes
Fossella
Franks (AZ)
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gibbons
Gillmor
Gingrey
Goode
Goodlatte
Goss
Graves
Green (WI)
Gutknecht
Harris
Hart
Hastert
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Hefley
Hensarling
Herger
Hobson
Hoekstra
Hostettler
Hulshof
Hunter
Hyde
Isakson
Issa
Istook
Jenkins
Johnson, Sam
Johnson (IL)
Jones (NC)
Keller
Kennedy (MN)
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kline
Knollenberg
LaHood
Latham
LaTourette
Lewis (KY)
Linder
LoBiondo
Lucas (OK)
Manzullo
McCotter
McCrery
McHugh
McInnis
McKeon
Mica
Miller, Gary
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Moran (KS)
Murphy
Musgrave
Myrick
Nethercutt
Neugebauer
Ney
Northup
Norwood
Nunes
Nussle
Osborne
Otter
Oxley
Paul
Pearce
Pence
Peterson (PA)
Petri
Pickering
Pitts
Pombo
Porter
Portman
Putnam
Quinn
Radanovich
Regula
Rehberg
Renzi
Reynolds
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Ros-Lehtinen
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Ryun (KS)
Saxton
Schrock
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shadegg
Sherwood
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Smith (MI)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Souder
Stearns
Sullivan
Tancredo
Tauzin
Taylor (NC)
Terry
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Toomey
Turner (OH)
Upton
Vitter
Walsh
Wamp
Weldon (FL)
Weldon (PA)
Weller
Whitfield
Wicker
Wilson (SC)
Wolf
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

DEMOCRATS FOR: 22
Alexander
Berry
Costello
Davis (TN)
Doyle
Hall
Holden
John
Kildee
Lipinski
Lucas (KY)
McIntyre
Mollohan
Murtha
Oberstar
Ortiz
Peterson (MN)
Rahall
Skelton
Stenholm
Stupak
Taylor (MS)

REPUBLICANS AGAINST: 31
Bass
Biggert
Boehlert
Bradley (NH)
Capito
Castle
Davis, Tom
Dunn
Foley
Frelinghuysen
Gerlach
Gilchrest
Granger
Houghton
Johnson (CT)
Kelly
Kirk
Kolbe
Leach
Lewis (CA)
Ose
Platts
Pryce (OH)
Ramstad
Shaw
Shays
Simmons
Sweeney
Thomas
Walden (OR)
Wilson (NM)

DEMOCRATS AGAINST: 179
Abercrombie
Ackerman
Allen
Andrews
Baca
Baird
Baldwin
Ballance
Becerra
Bell
Berman
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Boswell
Boucher
Boyd
Brady (PA)
Brown, Corrine
Brown (OH)
Capps
Capuano
Cardin
Cardoza
Carson (IN)
Carson (OK)
Case
Clay
Clyburn
Conyers
Cooper
Cramer
Crowley
Cummings
Davis (AL)
Davis (CA)
Davis (FL)
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delahunt
DeLauro
Deutsch
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Dooley (CA)
Edwards
Emanuel
Engel
Eshoo
Etheridge
Evans
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Ford
Frank (MA)
Frost
Gonzalez
Gordon
Green (TX)
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Harman
Hastings (FL)
Hill
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hoeffel
Holt
Honda
Hooley (OR)
Hoyer
Inslee
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson, E. B.
Jones (OH)
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy (RI)
Kilpatrick
Kind
Kleczka
Kucinich
Lampson
Langevin
Lantos
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lofgren
Lowey
Lynch
Majette
Maloney
Markey
Marshall
Matheson
Matsui
McCarthy (MO)
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McNulty
Meehan
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Menendez
Michaud
Miller, George
Miller (NC)
Moore
Moran (VA)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal (MA)
Obey
Olver
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor
Payne
Pelosi
Pomeroy
Price (NC)
Rangel
Reyes
Rodriguez
Ross
Rothman
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sabo
Sanchez, Linda
Sanchez, Loretta
Sandlin
Schakowsky
Schiff
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sherman
Slaughter
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Solis
Spratt
Stark
Strickland
Tanner
Tauscher
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Towns
Turner (TX)
Udall (CO)
Udall (NM)
Van Hollen
Velazquez
Visclosky
Waters
Watson
Watt
Waxman
Weiner
Wexler
Woolsey
Wu
Wynn

INDEPENDENT AGAINST: 1
Sanders

NOT VOTING: 8

REPUBLICANS (4): DEMOCRATS (4): INDEPENDENTS (0)
Ferguson
Greenwood
Hayworth
Janklow
Berkley
Gephardt
Jefferson
Millender-McDonald


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