Tell President Obama to lift the ban on federal aid for abortion services

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just lifted Canada's ban on abortion funding in international aid. The United States, however, still forbids other countries to use our federal aid dollars to fund abortion, even during the Zika virus epidemic.

The 1973 Helms amendment -- the brainchild of noted racist, segregationist, and terrible person Jesse Helms -- prohibits federal aid from funding abortion "as a method of family planning." This amendment is interpreted so broadly that it blocks foreign aid for all abortions, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the mother's health.

President Obama could easily change this. The Administration can choose how to interpret the Helms amendment, and add language that clarifies "family planning."

Sign the petition: President Obama, lift the senseless ban on funding abortion with federal aid money.
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