The Vatican has fallen out with President Obama just days after his inauguration over lifting the ban on state funding for family-planning groups which facilitate abortions overseas.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said that with “the arrogance of someone who believes they are right”, Mr Obama had signed a decree which would “open the door to abortion and thus to the destruction of human life”.
President Obama has lifted a ban on federal funding for foreign family planning agencies that promote or give information about abortion. The US is one of the biggest supporters of family planning programmes globally, but former president George W Bush blocked funds for abortion services.
So the debate heats up yet again in the USA , this group of pro-life supporters in Nashville,Tennessee gathered to call for change when it comes to abortion rights but groups like The Planned Parenthood Federation of America hailed the president for “lifting the stranglehold on women’s health across the globe with the stroke of a pen.”
Was President Obama’s decision to lift the ban on abortion the right one?