As I noted during election season, president Obama is the most pro-abortion politician in our nation’s history.
He promised to reverse everything that president Bush did to discourage abortion, and it looks like he’s not wasting any time:
A spokesman for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) told the BBC that under the Bush administration, the organisation had lost more than $100m (£73m) in funding, affecting its services across 176 countries.
“It’s had a massive impact on delivery of services of family planning across the globe, but in particular in Africa,” said Paul Bell of the IPPF.
“No money supplied by the US federal government can be used for abortion-related services. But this rule effectively gags foreign NGOs from talking about the issue if they accept US funding. It is not applied to US-based NGOs as it would be deemed unconstitutional.”