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Obama Lifts "Mexico City" Policy, Could Affect HIV/AIDS Efforts

January 26, 2009

President Obama on Friday issued an executive order repealing the "Mexico City" Policy, which banned U.S. funding for international health groups that use their own funds to perform abortions, lobby their governments in favor of abortion rights or provide counseling about terminating pregnancies, the Washington Post reports. Obama also said that he would work with Congress to restore funding to the United Nations Population Fund to prevent HIV/AIDS, reduce poverty, and improve health care access for women and children in 154 countries. The Post reports that Obama's decision was praised by women's health advocates, family planning groups and others for allowing

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Comment by: sunday (ogoja in cross river) Thu., Jan. 29, 2009 at 10:49 am EST
i really appreciate what president obama wants to do for health
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