obama restores funding to the United Nations Population Fund

yesss obama. awesome already! Obama lifts global gag rule

In a statement timed to generate minimal publicity, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the reversal of a long-standing policy that prevented the U.S. from funding any groups that provided abortions to women or advised women on abortion as a health care option. Obama additionally pledged to work with Congress to provide funding to the United Nations Population Fund. In a statement released by the White House, Obama said, “By resuming funding to UNFPA, the U.S. will be joining 180 other donor nations working collaboratively to reduce poverty, improve the health of women and children, prevent HIV/AIDS and provide family planning assistance to women in 154 countries.” The Nation (1/25)

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i am flowers on the side of the road. 'yes' and 'joy' are important to me. i may not re-read what i write, and i never won a spelling bee, but i do hope you enjoy. the world is getting larger, and i fear our 'human-ness' is growing smaller. this is my attempt to connect. i do love you and i do miss you, so this is my hand reaching out so we can all be love <3
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