“President-elect Barack Obama is considering issuing an executive order to reverse a controversial Bush administration abortion policy in his first week in office, three Democratic sources said Monday.
Obama’s second full day as president falls on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States.
The sources said Obama may use the occasion to reverse the “Mexico City policy” reinstated in 2001 by Bush that prohibits U.S. money from funding international family planning groups that promote abortion or provide information, counseling or referrals about abortion services. It bans any organization receiving family planning funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development from offering abortions or abortion counseling.”
One prays that our new president will not go forward with this action. If he does, the irony will be as striking as it is tragic. A black man as our president, symbolizing undeniable racial progress and triumph to some extent, for the oppressed, enacting legislation that will enable the slaughter of thousands and perhaps millions of another oppressed group.
May it not be so; I fear that it will be.