Foreign family planning agencies that promote or give information about abortion can now get federal US funding now that US President Barack Obama has lifted the ban. Why foreign, you wonder? The US has, for a long time, been one of the biggest supporters of family planning programs in the world, but former president Bush blocked funds from abortion services. Obviously, contrary to Planned Parenthood’s attitude, anti-abortion groups aren’t happy. Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, points out that “Obama not long ago told the American people that he would support policies to reduce abortions, but today he is effectively guaranteeing more abortions by funding groups that promote abortion as a method of population control.“ Population control???
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