from CitizenLink: Why is the U.S. exporting death instead of life?

Obama already has broken his campaign promise to reduce abortion.

Pro-abortion groups are singing the praises of President Barack Obama after he overturned the Mexico City Policy, calling the decision a step forward for women around the world.

But those with firsthand experience in other countries tell a different story.

Women in developing countries need clean water, food and education — not abortion. So why is the U.S. exporting death instead of life?

The Mexico City Policy was initiated by President Ronald Reagan to prohibit federal funds from going to foreign groups that perform or promote abortion. It was reversed by President Bill Clinton, reinstated by President George W. Bush and reversed by Obama.

Jean Kagia, a doctor from Kenya, testified last year in Congress that, contrary to abortion proponents’ claims, the Mexico City Policy does not adversely affect the health of women.

“The promotion of and effort to legalize abortion in Africa is a foreign agenda and a form of re-colonization,” he testified. “I have to ask why Congress wants to fund organizations that work against the will of the majority of the people of democratic countries.”

In 2007, 85 percent of people in Kenya opposed abortion.

Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, said Obama is taking money away from legitimate health organizations.

“By overturning this policy,” she said, “Obama steers tax dollars to political allies, offends the morality of millions of Americans, funds abortion efforts in (other) countries and breaks a campaign promise to reduce abortions.”

from Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink


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