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House Republicans block anti-child-marriage bill, citing “pro-life” concerns

Last Thursday night, the House defeated the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010. The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent and had pro-life cosponsors, but was derailed when House Republican leaders claimed that "funding might be directed to NGOs that promote and perform abortion and efforts to combat child marriage could be usurped as a way to overturn pro-life laws." (Emphasis added)  No reason was given to believe that either would happen.

If you live in the United States, please check how your representative voted and contact him or her about this legislation. Let them know that you are pro-life for born people too, and that you don't appreciate vague and unfounded claims about abortion being used as an excuse not to help girls in need.