WASHINGTON, D.C., JAN. 18, 2010 (Zenit.org).- International pro-life leaders are arriving to the United States to join in this Friday’s march to protest the legalization of abortion.
“America’s March for Life is now the world’s March for Life,” according to Joseph Meaney, director of International Coordination for Human Life International.
Each year since the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, marchers have taken to the streets in the nation’s capital in protest.
Meaney said that now the world is joining in: “It has become the world’s pro-life protest because of the aggressive promotion of abortion and population control that is now official policy of the United States, thanks to the administration of President Barack Obama.”
“This is not only the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which has led to the destruction of almost 50 million American children,” Ligaya Acosta, Human Life International regional coordinator for Asia and Oceania, explained. “This is now the anniversary of President Obama’s allowing Americans’ taxpayer funds to be used to promote abortion and other assaults on life in my own country of the Philippines, in Africa, in China … all over the world where 40 million babies are killed every year.
“It is wrong and we are here to tell him and Congress to stop paying to kill our children!”
Obama reversed the Mexico City Policy on Jan. 23, 2009. That policy kept federal funds from supporting organizations that promote abortion outside the United States.
“We are tired of the arrogant American government trying to tell us how many children we should have,” said Emil Hagamu, Human Life International regional coordinator for English-speaking Africa. “President Obama is of Kenyan descent. How can he do this to his own people?”