It’s a fact that US tax dollars are being used to fund the killing – intentional or inadvertent – of foreign children. This isn’t a post about Iraq or Gaza though; I’m speaking for the moment about the recent shift in regulations that will once again send American tax monies to foreign countries to fund abortion centers in those lands.
On Friday, January 23, 2009 – the day after the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade – President Barack Obama repealed the Bush administration’s existing ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information. This once again paves the way for American taxpayers to be forced to fund abortions in foreign countries.
This should have come as no surprise to anyone with a basic knowledge of modern American history and politics. The policy in question is known as “Mexico City Policy“ and has been a counter is the game of hyper-partisan, tit-for-tat, politics since its inception in 1984.
- President Reagan enacted it
- President George H.W. Bush upheld it
- President Clinton reversed it
- President George W. Bush Jr. re-enacted it
- President Barack Obama rescinded it
Back and forth it goes with each change in the party affiliation of the White House. Some years international organizations must meet a US authored criteria to recieve American tax dollars, other years these international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are just given American money to do with as they wish in any manner that they wish.
I personally like the The Mexico City Policy. This is more because I favor the US setting stringent requirements for the receipt of US funds than an absolute hatred of abortion on my part. Though I am against US tax dollars being spent on the extermination of the unborn children unless it is done under the auspices of a full national referendum vote. Too many American citizens consider abortion to be utterly reprehensible and evil for it to be proper to force the American people to pay for abortions – in this country or any other.