According to an article in this morning’s Courant, abortion is one of the most immediate priorities of our newly-inaugurated President:
In one of his first acts as president, Barack Obama is planning to lift a rule that prevents federal money from going to international family planning groups that counsel women on abortion or perform the procedure…
On the eve of Obama’s inauguration, aides were still plotting out the schedule under which the 44th president would make specific announcements. But one date that has special significance in the debate over funding for international family planning groups is Jan. 22 — the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Called the “Mexico City policy,” the rule prohibiting federal aid for such groups was announced by President Ronald Reagan during a population conference in that city in 1984. Critics call it the “global gag rule” because it discourages family planning groups from discussing abortion.
With the culture of death on the march, we must renew our efforts to fight for a culture of life. For the first time ever, FIC is helping to support the CT March for Life. The prayer rally will be held this Thursday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. on the south lawn of the state Capitol in Hartford. At 12:30 I and other pro-life speakers will address rally attendees in room 310 of the Capitol building. Please invite every pro-life person you know (who isn’t already in Washington that day) to join us!