Obama To Reverse Abortion Policy
Evil, If True
File this under rumor – not yet fact. Reports at CNN (by Suzanne Malveaux) say that Pres.-elect Obama is considering issuing an executive order on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade to rescind the “Mexico-City Policy”, which since 1984 has prohibited any organization receiving family planning funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development form offering abortions or abortion counseling.
President-elect Barack Obama is considering issuing an executive order to reverse a controversial Bush administration abortion policy in his first week in office, three Democratic sources said Monday.
Obama’s second full day as president falls on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States.
The sources said Obama may use the occasion to reverse the “Mexico City policy” reinstated in 2001 by Bush that prohibits U.S. money from funding international family planning groups that promote abortion or provide information, counseling or referrals about abortion services.
Pres. Clinton hard issues an identical executive order in 1993. The “Mexico-City Policy” was re-instated by Pres. Bush in 2001, in his first executive order.