Monday, February 2, 2009

Majority of Americans Dissaprove of Obama's decision to fund overseas abortions

"Obama's decision to reverse the prohibition on funding for overseas family-planning providers may be the least popular thing he has done so far. This was an executive order that forbade federal government money from going to overseas family-planning groups that provide abortions or offer abortion counseling. Fifty-eight percent of Americans disapprove of Obama's decision to lift this ban, while only 35% approve of it."

From the Daily Record:

"All I hear and read is the serious financial problems of our country, and that President Barack Obama states that he will pull us out of our financial problems. Really?

"One of his first endeavors was... [to lift] President Bush's ban on federal funding for abortions in other countries at a cost of $4 billion!

"I am pro-life and now my tax dollars not only go for abortion in this country, they go to foreign countries, as well. Instead of giving us a life preserver to pull us ashore, he hands us an anchor. Obama said it wasn't going to be easy; now I see what he means!"

Related: Majority of Americans Oppose Guantanamo Closure