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    Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    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 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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    I'd like to know the pros of doing this. There must be some benefit, no? I just wonder why the Democrats seem to feel strongly about this.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I'd like to know the pros of doing this. There must be some benefit, no? I just wonder why the Democrats seem to feel strongly about this.
    Other than toasting potential bin Laden's before they are born, I have no idea.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Other than toasting potential bin Laden's before they are born, I have no idea.

    NOTE: I KNOW that I am going to get flamed for posting this, so let me stress that my response was just a smart-assed tongue in cheek remark. LOL.
    I am unemployed ,and when I found out that this was one of his highest priorities ,WOW( day two of his admin)...no words. Never mind FAIR TRADE...,"WE want fair abortion...,WE want fair abortion...,WE want fair abortion".The EU must be so happy about this. I TRUELY got behind Obama a couple days before the big parade...,He WILL sqaunder all support ,is my guess,on his way to fullfilling our greatest fears.

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

    This is nothing new and has been either invoked or revoked within days of a new President taking office since the 80s.

    What are the pro's of this? The US government can now help fund family clinics that offer medical and psychological support in third world countries.

    You can disagree with the spending in general but if the spending is approved then it should be available to all family clinics that provide safe medical and psychological education and practices.

    A clinic supporting a third world country shouldn't be denied support because they happen to have an abortion education program among their hundreds of other programs.

    Personally, I think we, as the most powerful country in the world, have a duty to supply medical funding, education, and equipment in some form to countries that cannot supply themselves.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    This is nothing new and has been either invoked or revoked within days of a new President taking office since the 80s.

    What are the pro's of this? The US government can now help fund family clinics that offer medical and psychological support in third world countries.

    You can disagree with the spending in general but if the spending is approved then it should be available to all family clinics that provide safe medical and psychological education and practices.

    Some clinic in Indonesia shouldn't be denied support because they happen to have an abortion education program among their hundreds of other programs.
    How can you conceive that it is our governments job to support Indonesian or any other countries health care?
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    This is nothing new and has been either invoked or revoked within days of a new President taking office since the 80s.

    What are the pro's of this? The US government can now help fund family clinics that offer medical and psychological support in third world countries.

    You can disagree with the spending in general but if the spending is approved then it should be available to all family clinics that provide safe medical and psychological education and practices.

    A clinic supporting a third world country shouldn't be denied support because they happen to have an abortion education program among their hundreds of other programs.
    Thank you. My initial feeling that it was funding for 3rd world countries, but I wanted to be certain before making any judgements.

    Dan, you seemed okay with Bush's generosity towards Africa. Why is this different?
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    How can you conceive that it is our governments job to support Indonesian or any other countries health care?
    Because I feel all human life is worth saving. We have the capabilities to support impoverished countries and so we should. Supporting these countries is not hurting us in anyway and is greatly improving the livelihood of the population lucky enough to reap the rewards of our support.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    I support helping poorer countries. As a Catholic, I believe that is our responsibility to our brothers and sisters in poorer countries. However, I can not abide by the US following a policy that supports programs that allows people to murder their unborn child.
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    Re: Obama to end anti-abortion policy for overseas funds

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I support helping poorer countries. As a Catholic, I believe that is our responsibility to our brothers and sisters in poorer countries. However, I can not abide by the US following a policy that supports programs that allows people to murder their unborn child.
    I'm against a program that I didn't vote for. If I want to sent money overseas to a charity, that is my privilege and my money alonge. If the govt send the money, then they have misused it in my behalf.
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