Support for Women's Right to Choose Abortion

Promise in the Works President Obama is working on the following promise:

"Obama has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving… women's right to choose under Roe v. Wade a priority as president." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Other promises made regarding abortion.

UPDATES:

Updated: January 23, 2009

Obama rescinds 'Mexico City Policy'

Obama signed a presidential memo rolling back the so-called "Mexico City Policy," which restricts government funding for organizations that provide abortions.

Updated: January 22, 2009

Reaffirms support on second day In office

On the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and his second full day in the Oval Office, Obama issued a written statement praising the decision and reiterating that "government should not intrude on our most private family matters."

Updated: January 16, 2009

Appoints former NARAL legal director

One of Obama's Justice Department nominees supports that stance: Dawn Johnsen, picked as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, was formerly legal director of Naral Pro-Choice America. The first indication of whether Obama will follow through on his promise may come if he acts in response to a federal lawsuit by seven states seeking to overturn protections for health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions.


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