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President Barack Obama has lifted a US funding ban for groups providing abortion services abroad, reversing a policy of his predecessor, George Bush.
The policy known as the "global gag rule" had stopped US government money going to groups which perform or provide information about abortion.
Health groups had complained of being badly hit. The US is a key backer of family planning programmes globally.
Mr Obama's move has implications for hundreds of aid agencies.
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
Aren't there more serious and urgent issues?
I really wish our new president would focus on the economic crisis, and when time permits he can then undo all the work of other presidents.
Originally posted by cautiouslypessimistic
Dont forget how closely this coincides with the recent allowance of stem cell research. Coincidence?
Originally posted by Irish M1ck
reply to post by asmeone2
No doubt. The president can't do anything about the crisis. It is the American people's fault for spending money they didn't have.
The only thing the president can do is try to control Congress from doing the same.
Originally posted by amatrine
Well I do not like the fact that my tax dollars will now hep fund abortion.
It do NOT believe in it, yet my money helps pay for it? This sickens me