US nun urges Obama to restore abortion promotion funding

An American woman religious has urged President Barack Obama to restore funding for programmes that promote abortion in other countries.

Sr Jeannine Gramick was one of the signatories to an open letter to the US president from various faith-based organisations.

The letter claimed women and girls who face sexual violence and rape deserve meaningful access to “the full range of reproductive healthcare options including safe abortion”.

Sr Gramick, who heads the National Coalition of American Nuns, was the sole Catholic among the signatories.

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