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  1. Valerie
    Valerie February 3, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    Thank you. I have a lot of trouble explaining to my non-anarchist friends that even the most “change”-oriented presidents don’t really bring much change, just do glamorous surface work. This pretty much sums it up.

  2. AshKW
    AshKW February 3, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    Yes ma’am! Baby steps are good, but that’s all they are. There are larger battles to fight here.

  3. forchoice
    forchoice February 3, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    I agree that overturning the Global Gag Rule is not nearly enough in the fight to bring health care resources to all women. Both around the world and in this country, there is a dearth of information and access to family planning tools. Members of the pro-choice community elected President Obama largely based on his assertions that the backwards measures put in place by George W. Bush, such as the reimplementation of the Mexico City Policy and the HHS Refusal Regulations would be reversed. The President has yet to let us down, but there is still much work to be done. The family planning funds that were in the early versions of the Obama Stimulus Plan were jettisoned when Republican members used them as a sticking point in signing the Bill. The President has reassured us that future legislation will increase funding for lower income women to receive family planning assistance, and the pro-choice community must be vigilant to make that sure that these promises come to fruition.

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