"Vatican officials have denounced US President Barack Obama's decision to sign an executive order last week allowing funding for foreign organizations that provide abortions and abortion referrals.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said that "if this is one of President Obama's first acts, I have to say, in all due respect, that we're heading quickly toward disappointment."
“It is essential to know how to listen to all of the requests of the country without shutting one's self up in an ideological vision with the arrogance of thinking that having power means the power over life and death," he said.
Archbishop Elio Sgreccia, the retired president of the same institution, told the Italian press that "among so many good things that could have been done, Obama has selected the worst: that which does not prevent the massacre of the innocent."
"It's a heavy blow," he continued, "and not just for us Catholics. The right to life is the first to protect and defend."
L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's principal newspaper, denounced the decision as "very disappointing, an error on the road to defend human life and the dignity of every person."
Want to take a stand for the unborn? A simple way to do this, is to write a letter to congress. The Susan B Anthony List has provided letters for you to sign and add your own comments to (if you wish) for the issues below. If we don't speak for the those without a voice, who will?
Stop the Bailout for Planned Parenthood
Support the Mexico City Policy
Tell Congress to Protect Young Girls
Keep your taxpayer dollars out of Planned Parenthood
Say NO to US tax dollars paying for forced abortions in China
Thank You for Speaking Out Against Abortion Funds
SCHIP - More Money for Planned Parenthood
Oppose the ERA