U.S Senate Defeats CRPD Treaty That Would Promote Abortion
Members of the U.S. Senate voted today against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty that could open the door to promoting abortion on an international scale.
The treaty needed a two-thirds vote for approval and the Senate voted 61-38 to approve, which fell short of that requirement. Democrats voted for the treaty while most Republicans voted against it.
Heritage Action released the following statement from CEO Michael A. Needham, â€śWe congratulate the Senators who stood for American sovereignty by refusing to ratify this treaty. While todayâ€™s vote is important, it does not mark the end of the fight. Bad treaties never die in Washington and Heritage Action will remain vigilant.â€ť
Rick Santorum, the former presidential candidate who led much of the fight against the treaty, also praised the vote that defeated it....
Praying that government would pass laws that are a solace to good and a terror to evil. Praying that they would pass laws that would allow us to live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. Praying that they would pass laws that exalt righteousness. It is good to see those prayers answered, at least in part, every now and again.