Sunday, March 29, 2009

Obama Administration Reverses Ban on Sending Birth Control to Abortion Biz

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by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor
March 20
, 2009

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Obama administration today reversed a Bush administration ban on sending taxpayer-funded birth control to a British-based abortion business. This is the second time President Barack Obama has given American aid to Marie Stopes International, which does abortions around the world. In September 2003, President Bush took action to block sending taxpayer-funded contraceptive supplies to Marie Stopes (MSI) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). MSI participated in a joint venture with other organizations to provide medical care to AIDS victims in Africa and Asia. The Bush administration said the United States shouldn't have a relationship with MSI because it supports the China population control program that only allows couples to have one child. Chinese authorities have failed to clean out the Augean stables of their own policy, which has seen local officials rely on campaigns of forced abortions, involuntary sterilizations and other human rights abuses to enforce the one-child rule. MSI has a role as implementing partner to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in China. Under Obama's direction, USAID reversed the policy, which abortion advocates claimed prevented women from getting contraception and exposed them to unsafe abortions and death. Full story at LifeNews.com

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