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14 / 01 / 2009 - Barack Obama Will Likely Reverse Ban Quickly on Funding Foreign Abortions
A top senator who is familiar with the plans of incoming president Barack Obama says he believes the abortion advocate will quickly reverse President Bush's policy on foreign abortions. Bush put an order in place that prevents forcing taxpayers to fund the performance or promotion of abortions overseas.
That Bush protection, known as the Mexico City Policy, makes it so Americans don't have to send money to groups that do foreign abortions or lobby pro-life nations to change their laws.
It is expected to be reversed on day one of the Obama administration and Sen. Russ Feingold, a pro-abortion Wisconsin Democrat, confirms that to be the case.
Feingold told the news web site Politico that he's been informed by Obama advisors that the policy will be one of several executive orders that Obama will scrap immediately upon taking office.
"Every day we get indications that they're serious about reversing the abuses of the Constitution," Feingold claimed.
"I don't know in what order or how fast" they will reverse the Bush policies, Feingold added. "It'll be important that a couple of them be done immediately, and I think they will be, to show there's a strong break from the current policy."
Sen. Sam Brownback, a Kansas Republican, told the National Catholic Register there is no guessing game when it comes to reversing the policy and he is confident Obama will promote taxpayer funded abortions as soon as possible.
“I am very concerned with Obama’s stated support for the Freedom of Choice Act, very concerned about what he’s going to do on the Mexico City Policy, and it’s almost a foregone conclusion that he will support using taxpayer dollars to implement these policies,” Brownback warned.
Overturning the Mexico City Policy will only the first in a long line of methods of funding abortions and pro-life advocates expect the Democratic-controlled Congress to fund abortions in other ways.
“You name the program and the abortion community will find an abortion that should be there,” says Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
She says abortion funding will come in bills related to the Peace Corps, on military bases, in prisons, and for recipients of Medicare.
“Everywhere the vulnerable exist, they want more abortions, it seems,” she said.
Source : Steven Ertelt, Editor - LifeNews.com