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Obama to overturn global gag rule ‘in one of his first acts.’

By Faiz Shakir on January 20, 2009 at 8:30 am

"Obama to overturn global gag rule ‘in one of his first acts.’"

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“In one of his first acts as president, Barack Obama is planning to lift a rule” that bars federal money from going to international family planning groups that counsel women on abortion or perform the procedure. The so-called “global gag rule” (also referred to as the “Mexico City policy”) was created by the Reagan administration, then overturned by President Clinton, and was later re-instituted by President Bush as his first act in office.

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