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News – Obama abortion pledge

September 2009

Obama abortion pledge


Barack Obama, the US President, promised Pope Benedict XVI that he would try to limit the number of abortions allowed in the USA.

     At a meeting at the Vatican in July during the G20 Summit in Italy, President Obama discussed abortion – a highly charged moral and political issue in the USA – with the Pope.

     Democrats have traditionally been in favour of allowing abortions, while pro-life groups and Catholic groups in the US have tended to support the anti-abortion policies of the Republican party.