Well, didn’t take president Obama long to get his feet wet did it? One of his first acts of manly US Presidential power: Reverse an executive order that prevented International Groups from receiving Money for ‘family planning.’
“For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us,” Obama said in a statement released from the White House. “I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate.”
He said the ban was unnecessarily broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.
“In the coming weeks, my administration will initiate a fresh conversation on family planning, working to find areas of common ground to best meet the needs of women and families at home and around the world,” the president said.
I’m glad I didn’t vote for Mr Obama. Way to work on ‘reducing the number of abortions’ Mr Obama. Said a few members of the opposition:
“I have long supported the Mexico City Policy and believe this administration’s decision to be counter to our nation’s interests,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
“Coming just one day after the 36th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision, this presidential directive forces taxpayers to subsidize abortions overseas — something no American should be required by government to do,” said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio.
Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., called it “morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans to promote abortion around the world.”
“President Obama not long ago told the American people that he would support policies to reduce abortions, but today he is effectively guaranteeing more abortions by funding groups that promote abortion as a method of population control,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee.
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Well…let’s see: Abortion is a primary function of the Obama administration. I’m trying very hard to be loving of Mr Obama, but right now I have no respect for him at all.
I have listened to people complain about the war for the last 6-7 years and how terrible it is that people have died as a result. Well, I think I will keep track, over the next four years, how hard Mr Obama works to ‘reduce the number of abortions.’ So far, he’s not working too hard is he?