Thursday, November 13, 2008

3 ways Obama will protect women's health  

According to, Obama has done more pre-inauguration for women's health than Bush has done in 8 years. So far, Obama has:

  • Promised to rescind the Global Gag Rule, which forbids family planning and reproductive health centers abroad that receive U.S. funds from even mentioning abortion to their patients.

  • Committed himself to restoring UNFPA funding, which works in impoverished countries to promote family planning and improve women's health. Bush has withheld necessary funds from this operation, believing that the funds will be used to support abortion policies abroad.

  • Decided to examine the Abstinence-Only Requirement In PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). Despite the fact that abstinence-only education has been proven to not work, Bush ordered that 33% of HIV prevention funds go to teaching abstinence-only programs in other countries.

Ah, the perks of having a pro-choice president.

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