Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The folks at the Culture of Life Foundation are very, very happy about the budget that just passed -- health-care providers and insurance companies have been given more leeway to refuse to provide or cover abortions, and funding for abstinence education was increased 39%.

But here's something else they're happy about that seems to be a good thing, regardless of who's claiming credit for it:

Bush and pro-life forces scored another triumph by securing $25 million to fight sex trafficking that had been withheld last year by Congressional appropriators.

Sex trafficking -- we all want to stop that, right?

Alas, there's a catch:

Half of the $25 million came from money originally intended for the "family planning account" of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Fewer condoms, more unwanted children in poor countries, more AIDS transmission? Gee, thanks, guys.

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