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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 18, 2010

Pondering the news that American taxpayers contributed $1 billion in funding for pro-abortion organizations between 2002 and 2009, David Gibson makes a pointed observation on the Commonweal blog:

That period, for those with short memories, generally corresponds to the two terms of a certain President George W. Bush, who has been depicted in many quarters as a pro-life champion and defender of Catholic values.

That’s one way to look at it; the statistics certainly don’t burnish W’s pro-life credentials. But you could also look at the same fact from a different perspective. If Uncle Sam gave $1 billion to pro-abortion groups under the Bush Administration, what do you suppose is happening right now under Obama?  

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 20, 2010 11:53 PM ET USA

    Any taxpayor dollars used for abortion purposes under any administration is simply sad news. Americans are making it increasingly clear they don't want their money used for unspeakable abortion deaths, but for healing and life. Pray today that mothers and fathers will choose life for their children and that those making their living from the deaths of innocent preborn child will seek other ways to support themselves and their families.

  • Posted by: jacobtoo - Jun. 19, 2010 5:15 AM ET USA

    Careful here: between 2002 and 2009 the fruit ripened on the trees Clinton planted. Now it's Bush's turn. What's happening now might be surprising.

  • Posted by: Wild Bill - Jun. 18, 2010 12:14 PM ET USA

    True, of course, but little cause for cheer.

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