Obama Staff’s Conference Call on Reducing Abortions Promises Reduction Plan
by Steven Ertelt
April 3, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — White House staff spoke with activists on both sides of the abortion debate on Friday morning in a telephone conference call that was President Barack Obama’s first foray in his promise to reduce abortions. The Obama staffers promised to come up with an abortion reduction plan after more meetings.
The conference call featured three Obama staffers, including two former leaders of pro-abortion groups.
LifeNews.com spoke with Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America, who participated in the call.
"Todays call was to announce that they’ll be convening smaller meetings with people of diverse perspectives in the model of the Health Care Summit," she explained.
She said the Obama staffers involved in the call, headed up by Joshua DuBois, the director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, said they "have been tasked by Obama to come up with a plan" to reduce abortions.
The Obama staffers want future meetings with people on both sides of the abortion debate and for them to bring concrete ideas on reducing abortions and that they will assimilate the information into a plan that the administration will present in two to three months, Wright explained.
"They are looking for ideas for legislation, and policies for the 2011 budget. They’re interested in what has worked on a community level. They want to find common areas," Wright told LifeNews.com.
The goals of the plan will be to "support families through maternal and child health, and adoption" and "reducing unintended pregnancies and the need for abortion."
Wright says the qualifiers "need" and "unintended" are "completely subjective."
Whether the Obama administration plan will feature realistic ways to cut abortions or merely mirror the Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion agenda is a real question, Wright says.
They have their work cut out for them in gaining trust from all the stakeholders since the primary people in charge come from the most hard-core abortion groups in the U.S. and the stated goals come straight from those abortion groups handbooks," she said after the call.
"To be diverse its imperative that they include pro-life leaders in the black community, a group that has been hardest hit by the abortion holocaust," Wright concludes.
Related web sites:
Concerned Women for America – https://www.cwfa.org
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