01.23.09

Comment On President Obama’s Decision To Reverse The ‘Mexico City’ Policy

“President Obama has lifted a counterproductive and discriminatory policy that harms many and helps no one.  This will enable us to help women space births and reduce infant mortality, while preventing abortions, unwanted pregnancies and pregnancy-related deaths, without a single taxpayer dollar being used for abortion.  I hope this first step leads to a broader strategy to improve living standards in the world’s poorest regions through family planning, maternal and child health care, and promoting adoption of orphans and abandoned children.”

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