Monday, January 26, 2009

We Are Friends



This post brought to you by Soccer Mom in Denial - posting every Monday on a different musical memory.

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It's a New Day! And how do I know?

Because on January 23rd President Obama (still get giddy when I say that) lifted the Global Gag Rule, aka the Mexico City Policy.

What is the Global Gag Rule? Here's the Wikipedia version.

Bottom line - with the swipe of a pen, the United States now supports a woman's right to choose, no matter where she lives on the planet. (for the most part, still have to work on the Hyde Amendment and individual US state issues...but still!).

Groups that perform abortions - NOT with taxpayer dollars - and that advocate for abortion rights - again, NOT with taxpayer dollars - were prohibited from receiving ANY funding from the US government.

While in the wilderness for 8 years, 2 American women formed an organization to replace the $34 million that the US government withheld from UNFPA - based on incorrect information that even the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, said was incorrect.

Oh, to see the light of day again...


4 comments:

soccer mom in denial said...

An inspired and inspiring Music Monday! Great music with a message! Now THAT is Change I can believe in!!!!!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What a beautiful video and beautiful organization.

And thank goodness for President Obama!

JP said...

Very nice video, a feel good video

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