He only waited one day to sign an executive order that repealed the Mexico City Policy. President Obama fulfilled his campaign promise one day after the March for Life. Now taxpayers will be forced to see their money given to groups that promote and perform abortion here and overseas.
President Reagan first put the Mexico City Policy in place, and it is named for the population conference that took place in Mexico in 1984. President George H.W. Bush continued the pro-life policy, President Clinton overturned it, and President George W. Bush kept it for eight years by threatening to veto any Congressional action that aimed to reverse it.
"One effect of Obama's order will be to divert many millions of dollars away from groups that do not promote abortion, and into the hands of those organizations that are the most aggressive in promoting abortion in developing countries," said Douglas Johnson at the National Right to Life Committee.