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Obama reverses "Mexico City Policy" paving for funding for more overseas abortion

January 24, 2009

On January 23, 2009, a day after the 36th commemoration of the landmark decision of the Supreme Court to legalize abortion in USA and 3 days after his inauguration, Pres. Barack Obama reversed the Mexico City Policy—the ban against funding of international groups performing abortions.

“The Mexico City Policy specifies that federal funds for family planning are made available to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that agree not to perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning in other countries.”

A setback to pro-lifers who defend the rights of the unborn and promote respect for the human life, USA opens its door to more programs for population control (family planning) and termination of pregnancy (abortion) abroad at the expense of American tax payers. This was the same liberal policy Pres. Bill Clinton followed when he came to the White House in 1993. In support of the unborn, it was reversed by Pres. George Bush when he assumed the presidency in 2001. Obama’s reinstitution of Clinton’s policy in 2009 is a step towards the enactment of the greater pro-abortion legislation, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) which will be decided in congress. This is part of the social engineering critics have predicted with the new administration.

Vatican Protests Obama’s decision

The Vatican expressed objection to Obama’s pro-abortion stance and support of the culture of death. The same objection is expected when the new administration announces its unbridled pursuit for stem cell research—using human embryos which is against Catholic doctrine.

Monsignor Rino Fisichella, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, asked Obama to listen to all voices in America without “the arrogance of those who, being in power, believe they can decide of life and death.”—GMANews (01/24/05) (Photo Credit: Stanley Lansano/ AngkorWatDemon PD) =0=

Depiction of Demon Performing Abortion, Wall of Angkor Wat, Cambodia


Abortion issue in Obama’s administration, the pro-life vs. pro-choice controversy, & the 50 million unborn babies killed

January 23, 2009

January 22, 2009 is the 36th anniversary of the controversial Roe vs. Wade when the Supreme Court ruled against all state and federal abortion laws, making termination of pregnancy legal and leading to the indiscriminate killing of about 50 million unborn babies. Since 1973, pro-life groups have relentlessly campaigned in defense of the unborn with some success:

“Laws have been passed in 46 states that protect the right of conscience for individual health care providers. Laws in 27 states protect the right of conscience for institutions such as Catholic hospitals. The Hyde Amendment restricts federal funding of abortion. The partial birth abortion ban was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2007. “Mexico City Policy” has barred the use of federal tax money to pay for abortions in other countries.” —St. Gianna Respect for Life Committee, Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria, NY (01/09 Tabone, P)

Yet, with the Obama administration, the fight between pro-lifer and pro-choice may change in favor of abortion supporters. Obama expresses his approval for the pro-choice advocates saying that government need not intrude on private family matters.

“In consultation with a coalition of pro-abortion groups, which submitted a 55-page outline of pro-abortion policies to the Obama transition team, the Obama Administration has an agenda designed to repeal many, if not all, of the pro-life policies in place at the state and federal level.

Through their extreme agenda, the Administration wants to fund organizations that perform and promote abortion; force employer health insurance plans to cover abortion; force hospitals and health care professionals to provide abortions; and enact the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act” – a bill that would invalidate virtually all state and federal laws restricting abortion, including parental notification laws, and which would make partial-birth abortion legal again.” —

With few media outfit willing to cover, a huge crowd of anti-abortion advocates, numbering about 250,000 trooped to Washington DC two days after Obama’s inauguration to oppose the proposed Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) in congress. Obama is a supporter of abortion rights pushed by many liberals in the media and the Democratic party. Pro-lifers have mobilized themselves to fight the new administration’s abortion plan which when implemented is expected to increase terminations of unwanted pregnancy and the killing of more innocent unborn babies.

With the loss of 50 million babies since the “Roes” decided they could ignore moral considerations and rule on abortion, society must ponder on how many Albert Einsteins had been expended in clinics around the country. The sheer number had made people thinking what might have been God’s plan for America’s hapless victims of abortion. =0=