Saturday, January 24, 2009

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy on President Obama's Decision to Reverse The 'Mexico City' Policy

24 Jan 2009 01:13 Africa/Lagos

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy on President Obama's Decision to Reverse The 'Mexico City' Policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chairman, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on State Department And Foreign Operations:
"President Obama has lifted a misguided, counterproductive and discriminatory policy that harms many and helps no one. This will enable us to help women space births and reduce infant mortality, while preventing abortions, unwanted pregnancies and pregnancy-related deaths, without a single taxpayer dollar being used for abortion. I hope this first step leads to a broader strategy to improve living standards in the world's poorest regions through family planning, maternal and child health care, and promoting adoption of orphans and abandoned children."

Source: Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
CONTACT: David Carle of the Office of Office of Sen. Patrick Leahy,

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