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January 23, 2009
OBAMA REVERSES "MEXICO CITY" POLICY

MSNBC reported this morning that President Barack Obama will sign an Executive Order later today that will end the ban on taxpayer funding for international groups that promote or perform abortions in foreign countries.

The policy was established in 1984 by former President Ronald Reagan during a United Nations Conference on Population in Mexico City. The ban totally removed all U.S. government funding from international agencies which 1) provided abortions anywhere in the world; 2) provided abortion counseling anywhere in the world; and 3) advocated for women's abortion access anywhere in the world.

The Mexico City policy was suspended by President Bill Clinton, reinstated by President Bush, and now reversed by President Obama.

As income-tax season approaches, bear in mind that this is just the beginning of an era in which American taxpayers will be forced into complicity with the crime of abortion through our tax dollars.


FIND OUT WHAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS UP TO

Each morning or evening, let's make it a practice to go to The White House website to view President Obama's Executive Orders. It is likely that much of the damage to pro-life policies instituted by President's Bush and Reagan will be reversed through presidential Executive Orders and HHS regulations and will escape public scrutiny.

Pro-life leaders who are watching developments on The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services web sites will be able to quickly bring the Obama administration's pro-abortion actions to light.


TWO U.S. SENATORS VOTE NO ON CLINTON'S CONFIRMATION

Senator Hillary Clinton was confirmed as Secretary of State by the U.S. Senate with only two Republican Senators voting NO.

Pro-life stalwart, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, voted against her confirmation because he is concerned that she will change U.S. policies that prevent funding to some international programs that allow for abortions.

Of course, Hillary Clinton's pro-abortion views are well known and we can expect her to use the power of her new position to promote her radical feminist ideas in every way possible throughout the world. Senator DeMint should be thanked for his vote and encouraged as he grows in the pro-life cause on Capitol Hill.

Please express your appreciation to him by contacting his Washington office at: Phone: 202/224-6121; Fax: 202-228-5143. If you live in South Carolina, his district offices are in Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia and the numbers are listed in the blue pages of the telephone book.

South Carolinians should also be aware that their other Senator, Republican Lindsay Graham, not only voted FOR Clinton's confirmation, he rose to tell his colleagues that Clinton is person of "great substance, skill, and intellect." One wonders at the "intellect" involved in supporting the killing of innocent babies.

Senator Graham can be reached at 202/224-5972.


CALLS TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Activity related to the life issues will vastly increase as the Obama administration moves forward and the Democrat-controlled Congress moves to block protections for unborn babies and their mothers. Calls and faxes to Members of Congress from grassroots activists will become increasingly necessary.

You can contact your members of the House and Senate by clicking here. We hope you will be an active participant in motivating our Representatives and Senators to do the right thing. Remember, when it comes to most politicians, the foremost thing on their minds is getting re-elected, and when they feel the heat, they tend to see the light.


THE ROE V. WADE ANNIVERSARY

God bless Nellie Gray! As the leader of the March for Life for the past 36 years, Nellie Gray has led millions of pro-life Americans in the annual Washington, D.C. march, commemorating the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the Roe v. Wade case. This year, she did it again and tens of thousands of people, most of them young and enthusiastic for life, participated.

Across the nation, pro-life marches, religious services, rallies and other events have taken place with larger crowds than ever before. The reality has set in that we have a tremendous challenge ahead of us, but we also know that we have the will and the grit to stay the course, and this past week has confirmed that.

Last Saturday in Dallas, Texas, the Catholic Bishop Kevin Farrell joined by the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Robert Jeffress, led a rally and march to the federal courthouse where the Roe v. Wade lawsuit originated. Thousands of people including many, many teens and college students participated. For those involved in the pro-life cause since 1973, it was an exhilarating experience to witness the zeal and commitment of so many young people.

Click here for a full report on the Dallas March for Life.


OBAMA REASSERTS SUPPORT FOR ABORTION ON ROE ANNIVERSARY

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama said in a statement: "Roe v. Wade not only protects women's health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters."

Apparently, Obama would object to any intrusion into situations involving domestic violence. After all, wouldn't a man who beats up his wife and children consider that a "most private family matter?"


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