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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Obama's policy criticised by Church

Published 25/01/2009 | 09:16

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Vatican officials have condemned President Barack Obama's move to restore US funding for family planning clinics abroad that give advice on or carry out abortions.

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One official warned against the "arrogance" of those in power who think they can decide between life and death, while another official said it dealt a blow to groups fighting against "the slaughter of the innocents".

The White House said the move aligns the US with other nations fighting poverty and promoting health care.

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