Abortion - population control, Obama-style
President Barack Obama is expected to reverse the “Mexico City policy” soon.
The Mexico City policy prohibits using American tax dollars to fund or promote abortion overseas. Douglas Johnson is with the National Right to Life Committee.
“The effect of President Obama’s order,” says Johnson, “is going to be to put millions of dollars into the hands of organizations that aggressively promote abortion as a population control method overseas.”
Much of the money, he notes, will be spent in Third World countries such as Africa, Latin America, and other developing countries — many of which outlaw abortion.
“In many of these countries…the unborn child is protected by law,” the pro-life activist explains. “But there are organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation that have a doctrine and an ideology that abortions should be freely available as a method of birth control everywhere. And now the Obama administration is going to be giving them hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money to promote that agenda.”
According to Johnson, Obama recently told the American people that he would support policies to reduce abortions. “But today,” he notes, “he is effectively guaranteeing more abortions by funding groups that promote abortion as a method of population control.”
Johnson stresses that reversal of the Mexico City policy is only the tip of the iceberg, and that President Obama plans to completely dismantle pro-life advances made over the past 36 years.