“President Obama on Friday quietly ended the Bush administration’s ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option.
Liberal groups welcomed the decision, while abortion rights foes criticized the president.
Known as the “Mexico City policy,” the ban has been reinstated and then reversed by Republican and Democratic presidents since Ronald Reagan established it in 1984. Democrat Bill Clinton ended the ban in 1993, but Republican George W. Bush re-instituted it in 2001 as one of his first acts in office.”
On this issue people get mixed up in Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, which has nothing to do with this debate at all. This is an issue of fiscal responsibility. This is a decision whether to spend valuable taxpayer money in a way that the government was never entitled to. This is not a job of the government. This is not something that the market is not allocating any money to. We know there are a demand for abortions. We have seen this when it was illegal. One of the arguments of the Pro-Choice people is that it would allow it to be safe since there is a demand for it. If this is true then why do we need to fund it?
Let’s take another look at it. I like to smoke cigars. I believe it is a right that I have. I do not need the government subsidizing me or the local tobacco shop of what I want to do. This is because it works fine as is. I pay for the cigar. They give me the cigar. End of transaction. There should be no difference when it comes to abortions, guns, meat, or any marketable item.
The rest is here.