Working fervently to take away the rights of U.S. women just isn’t enough for domestic anti-abortion forces; now they want to infringe further on already limited rights of women in developing nations.
“We don’t expect to see the United Nations change, or Western Europe change,” said Joseph d’Agostino of the Population Research Institute, a Virginia-based anti-abortion group. “But with the Bush administration, pro-lifers feel there’s a real opportunity to stop the U.S. government from promoting abortion and sex education and population control in the Third World.”
Well, at least he was clear that we aren’t just talking about abortion here, and that the bigger issue involves basics like sex education, knowing how your own body functions, birth control and family planning. Better to just keep those “third-world” women in the dark about that stuff.