This Aids/HIV bill which will bring condoms, female condoms and more International Planned Parenthood groups to Africa is moving again in the Senate. It had passed the House but was grounded in the Senate a few months back
In another sign of the leftward drift of the national Republican Party, only 24 Republican senators voted on Tuesday for an amendment to the global AIDS bill to prohibit AIDS funds from being used to pay for forced abortions and sterilizations in Communist China. The $50 billion legislation, which was still being debated on the Senate floor, has the support of Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama, as well as organizations associated with his financial backer, billionaire leftist George Soros.
[Only 16 Senators, all conservative Republicans, voted against the **massive $50 billion global AIDS spending bill (S. 2731) when it came up for a vote on Wednesday night.
The final vote was 80-16 with Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, both original sponsors of the bill, on the campaign trail and not available to cast a vote on the Senate floor.]
In a provision that has ramifications for the immigration debate, the bill allowed AIDS-infected aliens into the U.S., despite the obvious health dangers.