Hot Air’s Guy Benson draws attention to a section of Barack Obama’s proposed budget (p. 930) that commits $575 million to population control (family planning and abortion) in “areas where population growth threatens biodiversity and endangered species.” Benson notes that the Obama administration is very liberal on abortion and includes radical depopulation advocates, but wonders, “what’s the explanation for the environmentalist stipulations?”

A postscript to the story notes similar Bush-era language on family planning in regards to combating AIDS, but of course George W. Bush also signed an executive order preventing foreign aid from funding abortion. And there’s a difference between trying to stop the spread of AIDS to save human beings and trying to stop the spread of human beings to save animals.