Feminist.org highlighted reasons pro-aborts are heralding Obama’s signing of the spending bill.
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President Barack Obama signed the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes several major gains for women’s health and civil liberties, yesterday….

The legislation eliminates traditional sources of funding for abstinence-only programs and instead provides funding for “a new evidence-based teenage pregnancy prevention initiative.” The bill calls for $114.5 million to be appropriated for the new programs, which will include age appropriate and medically accurate information on both contraception and abstinence. The funds will be distributed through the new Office of Adolescent Health under the Department of Health and Human Services.
The District of Columbia also made major gains with the passage of the bill. A provision that would eliminate a long-time prohibition on using DC-raised monies for abortion assistance within the District is in the final legislation as well as a provision overturning a ban on medical marijuana in the District…. The ACLU has worked for an end to the abortion funding ban for years….

The article noted one dark spot for the other side, that a permanent repeal of the Mexico City policy got axed in the final bill.

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