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'Roe V. Wade' Anniversary Could Bring Policy Change
'Roe V. Wade' Anniversary Could Bring Policy Change
by Julie Rovner


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Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gathered during the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 2006. Getty Images


Morning Edition, January 22, 2009 Thursday marks the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. It's also likely to mark the day President Barack Obama will reverse at least a few of the anti-abortion policies of George W. Bush.

By now, it's become something of a tradition.

In 2001, just two days after he took office, Bush used the Roe anniversary to issue executive orders reversing some of the abortion rights policies of his predecessor, Bill Clinton, just as Clinton had used his first Roe anniversary, in 1993, to override some of the anti-abortion policies of President George H.W. Bush.

Eyes On The 'Mexico City Policy'

The most likely candidate for action is the so-called "Mexico City policy," known by its detractors as the "global gag rule." It prohibits U.S. foreign aid assistance to international family planning groups that "perform or promote" abortion.

more:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99...
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