The abortion debate has been in the headlines recently with the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and President Barack Obama's decision to reverse the "Mexico City policy," which was a ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option. There are also questions regarding future openings on the U.S. Supreme Court and what justices would fill those seats.
Speaking in favor of Obama's action to reverse the "Mexico City policy," Tod Preston, a spokesman for Population Action International told the Associated Press: "Women's health has been severely impacted by the cutoff of assistance. President Obama's ations will help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, abortions and women dying from high-risk pregnancies because they don't have access to family planning."
Criticizing the move, Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, told the Associated Press:
President Obama not long ago told the American people that he would suport policies to reduce abortions, but today he is effectively guaranteeing more abortions by funding groups that promote abortion as a method of population control."
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