Monday, May 15, 2017

President Trump Expands Executive Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defund the International Planned Parenthood abortion business. Now, Trump is expanding that order.

When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy that prevented funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. The Mexico City Policy covered over $400 million in federal funds, part of which flowed to the abortion businesses International Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International for their foreign efforts.

The pro-life policy had been in place during the entirety of the Bush administration and Obama rescinded it on his first week in office. Named for a 1984 population conference where President Reagan initially announced it, the Mexico City Policy made it so family planning funds could only go to groups that would agree to not do abortions or lobby foreign nations to overturn their pro-life laws.

Trump restored the Mexico City Policy by executive order to stop taxpayer funding of groups that perform and promote abortions overseas but it does not stop non-abortion international assistance. The order ensures U.S. foreign aid will continue to go to health care and humanitarian relief in the millions of dollars. It just will not subsidize abortion overseas. . . . Read More

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1 comment :

Teresa Rhodes said...

That is great, but congress needs to defund planned parenthood here, and make abortion illegal.