Friday, January 23, 2009

No More Tears: Obama Lifts Global Gag Rule!

You didn't ask me, but I say "Yes He Can!"

Just 3 short days into his presidency, President Obama showed his commitment to women around the world by lifting the global gag rule - a Reagan and Bush era onerous policy that has cost women their dignity, their futures and their lives.

"For eight long years the global gag rule has been used by the Bush administration to play politics with the lives of poor women across the world," said Gill Greer of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in London. "In rescinding this disastrous and unjust policy, President Obama has returned the United States to the international consensus on women's health."

Read all about it here it in the Washington Post.