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ET staff writer
01 September, 2009 0 min read

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.

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