Friday, January 23, 2009


Disappointing news that will lead to U.S. tax dollars paying for overseas abortions:

President Obama late this afternoon, through an executive order, reversed an eight year Bush Administration policy, allowing the movement of tens of millions of U.S. foreign aid dollars to flow into family planning organizations abroad which advocate abortion or provide abortion services. ...

At issue is the Mexico City policy, which bars the U.S. Agency for International Development from granting any of its foreign aid funds for family planning and reproductive health to overseas non-governmental organizations that offer or advocate abortion as a form of family planning.The USAID family planning and reproductive health budget for the fiscal year ending in September 2008 was just under $392 million. In the current fiscal year it is $461 million, said Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee. ...

Amy has been following this unfortunate move by the new Obama administration.

To my mind, this is President Obama's first major policy error.

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