MEXICO CITY POLICY RE-ESTABLISHED

23JAN2017
DAY ONE IN THE OVAL OFFICE

Today Trump restored the Mexico City Policy, which abortion rights groups call “the gag rule”. It was first introduced by Pres Reagan in 1984, repealed by Clinton and reinstated by Bush, then repealed again by Obama.

What is the Mexico City Policy? The text says that “taxpayer funds appropriated pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act should not be given to foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform abortions or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”

In essence it defunds foreign agencies that perform abortions with foreign aid money given by the US.

But Trump added to the text “global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies”, not just family planning programs by the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.  And he included new language banning the use of taxpayer funds to support organizations that participate in “coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.”

NOTE: He also signed an executive order withdrawing the US from the TPP. Both executive orders aimed to stop the money flow to the Liberal Globalist Agenda.

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