Vatican condemns Obama abortion policy

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The Roman Catholic Church has condemned US President Barack Obama's decision to restore US funding for family planning clinics abroad that give advice on or carry out abortions.

ROME - Mr Obama's predecessor George W Bush rescinded the subsidies for these clinics.

Spokespersons for the Vatican said it was disappointing that reinstating these subsidies was one of the first policy decisions of the new president.

The move was described as a harsh blow to those who are fighting against "the slaughter of the innocents".

Christian groups in the US have also condemned the president's decision, fearing that it will lead to a more liberal abortion policy in the US itself.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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