Obama on Abortion: 37 Percent Approve, 58 Percent Oppose

Washington, D.C. (3 February 2009) – The following is a statement from Shaun Kenney, executive director of American Life League in reaction to the news that President Barack Obama's early emphasis on abortion is marginalizing him with the majority of Americans.

A Gallup poll released Feb. 2 shows a mere 37 percent of Americans approve of Obama's funding for abortions overseas. Fifty-eight percent of Americans disapprove of the funding – made possible through Obama's repeal of the Mexico City Policy. The president repealed the policy the day after the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

"Obama's promise of 'hope' and 'change' doesn't square with sending millions of hard earned tax-dollars overseas to kill preborn children.

"Americans are sending a message – disdain for preborn human beings does not correlate with values of the American people.

"The Gallup poll proves what pro-lifers have been saying from the beginning, Americans agree, our tax dollars should not line the pockets of hired child killers – at home or abroad.

"Overwhelmingly, Americans are opposing Obama's abortion policies. His radical opportunism on behalf of Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby will continue to place him at odds against the majority of Americans."

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.