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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Perhaps we should consider it at some point, but definitely not when we are facing an economic crisis. We have to take care of our own problems first. I fail to see how this makes me nationalist.
    I read more of an emphasis on your first two sentences. Sorry about that.

    I do agree the level of funding should be cut back as other expenses are cut.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    How would this change my opinion that my money should not go to third world abortion clinics?
    Because labeling a clinic an "Abortion clinic" simply because it offers abortions as well as life saving procedures, general health related exams and practices, and increases the living conditions of the people is like shooting yourself in the foot because an ant happens to sit on it.

    I would rather our money be focused more on our citizens, but if we are already funding healthcare facilities in these countries, I don't think we should pick and choos based on whether they allow abortions or not.

    Now, if it was an abortion clinic as in "Its MAIN purpose was to abort pregnancies" then I would be with you.

    I just think you guys are missing the part where they are basically small hospitals and happen to offer abortions as well.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Very nationalist of you. Personally, I am more of a humanist. We have the capabilities of helping under privileged people in third world nations, and so we should.
    I agree with you on the "humanist" impulse to help the underprivileged. I just don't agree that the murder of the unborn child is an acceptable option to present to anyone.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I agree with you on the "humanist" impulse to help the underprivileged. I just don't agree that the murder of the unborn child is an acceptable option to present to anyone.
    And in turn, I wouldnt agree with you that just because a place offers that service as well as all necessary services, that you should deny funding.

    Once again though, I would rather see us spending our money on.. well.. us.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    So because the Chinese government has suspect practices all NGO's around the world should be denied funding?
    The funding goes to the organization, not each nation individually. The organization is not holding up itís part of the deal, and historically never did.

    Please quote the part of the executive order or the program itself which stipulates that nations which are forcing abortions will be denied funding.

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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    Because labeling a clinic an "Abortion clinic" simply because it offers abortions as well as life saving procedures, general health related exams and practices, and increases the living conditions of the people is like shooting yourself in the foot because an ant happens to sit on it.

    I would rather our money be focused more on our citizens, but if we are already funding healthcare facilities in these countries, I don't think we should pick and choos based on whether they allow abortions or not.

    Now, if it was an abortion clinic as in "Its MAIN purpose was to abort pregnancies" then I would be with you.

    I just think you guys are missing the part where they are basically small hospitals and happen to offer abortions as well.
    Abortion service in a clinic is like the terrorist HQ in the basement of a children's hospital.

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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You know, I don't have a problem with people living overseas getting abortions. I DO have a problem that we are funding them, especially at a time in which we are having huge financial problems of our own.

    Before we give out money to other nations, let's take care of Americans first. Let other nations deal with their own problems, and let's deal with OURS.

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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The funding goes to the organization, not each nation individually. The organization is not holding up itís part of the deal, and historically never did.
    You seemed to be overtly generalizing. There isn't just one organization this policy affected. Also, what deal? These NGO's chose to provide family care services. What exactly did they agree to that they aren't holding up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Please quote the part of the executive order or the program itself which stipulates that nations which are forcing abortions will be denied funding.
    Nations wont' be because the policy wasn't targeted toward nations. It was targeted towards organizations. Your logic above seemed to be that a nation's government (China) was forcing abortions so all NGOs in the world should be denied the ability for US federal funding.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Isn't this the law that Republican and Democratic Presidents have been reversing as soon as they're in office? If it's what I'm thinking it is Bush reversed it in the first month and now Obama has put it back where it was.

    I think this is the same one but I'd have to do some research to be certain.


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