Reversal of Mexico City Policy a Reversal of President Obama’s Commitment to Reduce Abortions Says Fr. Pavone

Priests for Life

Washington, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s Executive Order allowing taxpayer money to be given to groups that perform or promote abortions abroad.

“When President Obama takes money out of taxpayers’ pockets to abort children, he can no longer claim with any legitimacy that he wants to reduce the number of abortions performed here or abroad,” said Fr. Pavone. “Forcing Americans to pay for the killing of innocents will not ‘bring us together;’ there can be no common ground when the ground is soaked with innocent blood.”

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