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Out with Mexico

For days now, it has been assumed that Barack Obama will repeal the Reagan-era Mexico City policy which prohibits federal funding of abortions overseas. But the supposed confirmations I’ve read have been weak. And I just have this feeling Barack Obama is too pragmatic to do it today, the anniversary of Roe. If he did issue an executive order, it would serve to rally the pro-lifers gathered on the Mall with a newfound sense of purpose. I expect he has to do something like it soon — some reminder to the abortion industry that he is their guy. But I wouldn’t be shocked if it’s not a Mexico City act today. And I don’t expect it to be full-on FOCA anytime soon.

That said, I remain worried about what is to come. I know the man by his record.


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