Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, May 10, 2001
Now, three Republicans on the House International Relations Committee joined all the Democrats and voted to reverse Bush's order. They attached an amendment to the $8.2 billion State Department spending bill allowing the groups to recommend abortion.
The committee vote was 26-22 and still could be pulled either on the House floor or in a House-Senate conference, but don't count on it. For the left, abortion is the unholy grail.
Want to know the names of the three Republican congressmen who voted against their own president? They are Jim Leach of Iowa, Benjamin Gilman of New York and Amo Houghton, also of New York.
Now let's see what happens on the House floor.