Saturday, January 24

President rescinded the "Mexico City Policy"

Yesterday the President rescinded the "Mexico City Policy" or the ban on international assistance for family planning procedures and literature.

Yesterday, President Obama released the following statement:

"It is clear that the provisions of the Mexico City Policy are unnecessarily broad and unwarranted under current law, and for the past eight years, they have undermined efforts to promote safe and effective voluntary family planning in developing countries. For these reasons, it is right for us to rescind this policy and restore critical efforts to protect and empower women and promote global economic development."

This has ignited a small level of anger though the overall sense is that they knew this would happen. Since Regan enacted this measure it has been rescinded by Clinton and reenacted by Bush and now the Democrat President has followed suite with his former Democrat President Clinton and rescinded the policy.

I can see the merit of the measure being stricken from the books. At the same time I can see the anger this brings up with the US right to lifers.

What are your thoughts? Where do you stand and what do you think the full impact of this policy change will be on the administration?

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