(This was quite an act: no child was left behind…) Obama is beginning to fulfill his campaign promises to bail out the abortion business.
Baby Boo working the crowd at the March for Life
If you support abortion or not, you are now going to pay for abortion…the world over.
Your Business Blogger(R) does not care for the government bail out of any business. Especially not the abortion business.
Obama lifts restrictions on abortion funding, 24 Jan 2009, Source: Reuters
By Jeff Mason and Deborah Charles (Additional reporting by Ed Stoddard)
WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday lifted restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, reversing a policy of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush…
“When we wake up every morning to a deepening financial crisis, it is an insult to the American people to bail out the abortion industry,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.
“Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar company and they do not need additional resources to burden the American taxpayer.”…
The United States spends more than $400 million on overseas family planning assistance each year.
Jon Ward writes in The Washington Times, Obama changes policy on abortion, Saturday, January 24, 2009
“What a terrible way to begin a new administration: with an abortion business bailout that will exploit women in developing countries for political ends,” said Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life Action.
Mr. Obama’s promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would repeal all state and local restrictions on abortion, such as parental notification laws and measures allowing physicians to deny abortions based on their own faith convictions, came under fire Thursday from congressional Republicans.
LAURA MECKLER reports in The Wall Street Journal, Obama Intends to Lift Family-Planning ‘Gag Rule’; Move Would Restore Funds to International Groups Involved With Abortion; Timing Shows Sensitivity to Foes of Roe v. Wade,
Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, thinks the change in policy amounts to U.S. tax dollars funding abortion and sees no positive outcome.
Pro-Life Advocates: Obama Has Already Betrayed Promise to Reduce Abortions January 23, 2009,
Charmaine Yoest, [Ph.D.] the president of Americans United for Life, also responded to the news.
“What a terrible way to begin a new administration: with an abortion business bailout that will exploit women in developing countries for political ends,” she told LifeNews.com.
“We should not export the tragedy of abortion to other nations, and we certainly shouldn’t do so via the hard-earned dollars of American taxpayers,” she said.
Denise Burke, [Americans United for Life] Vice President of Legal Affairs said the move also creates foreign policy headaches because it has the U.S. funding pro-abortion groups that are actively lobbying other nations to reverse their long-standing pro-life laws.
“Pro-abortion organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation are actively working to impose radically pro-abortion laws on developing nations, showing no regard for the will of the people in these countries,” she said. “This move is a significant step backwards in respecting the sovereignty of nations, in empowering women, and in protecting unborn.”
Thank you (foot)notes,
Notae Zuinglii, Bible and Theology writes, Legitimizing Murder
“The time has come to set aside childish things.” Barak H. Obama 1/20/09
See Mike’s Noise, We Surrender! “Bailout” plan is now law
President Bush writes,
In 2002, I was honored to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which extends legal protection to children who survive an abortion attempt.
Born Alive protection is opposed by Obama.
Republican Leader John Boehner is blogging. Read his post at Americans United for Life Action, Mr. President: Reconsider FOCA
January 22, 2009
A Guest Post by Republican Leader John Boehner
Yesterday, on the eve of the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, 105 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he reconsider his support for overturning pro-life laws–even laws enacted by the States. Specifically we asked the President to withdraw his pledge to sign the so-named Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which would in one tragic act overturn virtually all pro-life laws nationwide, and to refuse to support policies that incrementally enact the FOCA agenda by rescinding or weakening existing pro-life laws….