mexico city 65.jpgUPDATE, 2/4, 11a: According to Family Research Council, Americans aren’t the only ones who are unhappy with President Obama for overturning the Mexico City Policy, which kept international abortion groups from getting U.S. tax dollars. FRC reported yesterday:

Countries across Latin America have lashed out at the new White House for contaminating their laws with anti-life policies. Congresswoman Martha Lorena de Casco of Honduras said she felt “sorrow” that one of the President’s first acts was to threaten her country’s pro-life law. Representatives from Argentina, El Salvador, and other countries echoed de Casco encouraging Americans to follow their example and respect the right to life in national law.
As I’ve [Tony Perkins] said before, President Obama’s election was the result of an economic mandate, not a social one. The further he deviates from that mandate, the more likely he is to lose it.

UPDATE, 2/3, 10:30a: The Republican National Coalition for Life has listed specific ways for pro-lifers to apply pressure in opposition to Obama’s repeal of the Mexico City Policy, which received a 65% disapproval rating in the Gallup poll below…

Please contact your Member of Congress and U.S. Senators – Tell them:

  • You want them to codify the Mexico City policy.
  • You want them to deny taxpayer funds to international organizations and agencies that promote or perform abortions overseas so that it will not have to be reconsidered each year during the appropriations process.
  • You do not want to be forced into complicity with abortions through your tax dollars!
    Congressional switchboard: 202-224-3121
    From Gallup, February 2:
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    Reads the story:

    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.

    Pro-lifers looking for ways to combat President Obama on the life issue have been given their 1st task: publicize his overturn of the Mexico City Policy, which not only leaves conservatives cold but independents as well:
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