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Thursday, March 24, 2011

President Obama limited federal abortion funding
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On March 24, 2010, US President Barack Obama signed an executive order continuing a prohibition on the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape or incest or where a woman's life would be endangered. Some anti-abortion congressional Democrats insisted on the order as a condition for their support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Obama signed into law the day before.

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