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Obama to Lift Global Abortion 'Gag Rule', Policy Forbid Funding of Groups That Perform or Provide Info

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By Rob Stein and Michael Shear
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, January 23, 2009; 4:05 PM

President Barack Obama will sign an executive order today lifting a ban on U.S. funding for international family planning groups that perform abortions or provide counseling about the procedure, officials said speaking on background.


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