PENCE STATEMENT ON OBAMA ORDER TO FUND ABORTION PROVIDERS OVERSEAS
U.S. Congressman Mike Pence released the following statement on President Barack Obama's executive order to reverse the so-called "Mexico City policy," which prohibited U.S. tax dollars from funding abortion providers overseas:
"It is morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans to promote abortion around the world. I am profoundly disappointed that one of the first executive decisions of the Obama Administration would be to make American foreign aid available to organizations that perform or promote abortion as a means of birth control. The reversal of the longstanding Mexico City' policy by the Obama Administration is a disservice to legions of pro-life Americans and to unborn generations around the globe.
"By opening up the possibility for U.S. tax dollars to go to abortion providers abroad, President Obama has set a course that goes in a direction that is antithetical to the sacred beliefs of millions of Americans who treasure the right to life. I urge our new president to reconsider this executive order and reinstate the historic protections that have been enshrined in American foreign aid for most of the past quarter century."