Monday, November 10, 2008

Undoing Some of the Damage

The new Obama administration has put together a list of over 200 policies and executive orders that they hope will begin to undo some of the damage the Bush administration has caused. They hope this will begin to move our country into a more progressive direction. These new actions include administration on climate change, stem cell research, and reproductive rights to mention a few. The one that is especially exciting to me is President-elect Obama's commitment to lifting the "global gag rule" that Bush reinstated on his first day in office in January 2001. The gag rule bars speech and action in reproductive health and endangers women's lives.

THIS is exactly why we elected him!

For more steps in the right direction, see this article in the NYT.



6 comments:

OutcrazyOphelia said...

I'm excited about the end of the global gag rule too!

Sarah J said...

this story made me so happy when I read it. how many lives can be saved--and QUICKLY.

i heart my president-elect.

Sam G. said...

hey, thanks for the welcome. It's really great what you're doing here!

Habladora said...

Yeah, so good to hear about these - particularly about the lifting of the global gag rule.

Anonymous said...

It makes me want to cry. So many women will now be helped. My sisters across the world--we will not leave you behind.

Smirking Cat said...

The damage Bush has caused is unbelievable, and I don't envy Obama for the task of beginning the clean-up.