Biden Rescinding Trump Ban on Funding Abortions Overseas
FOX NEWS - The White House announced Thursday morning that President Biden will sign an executive order rescinding a rule known as the Mexico City policy which prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. funding if they promote or perform abortion as a method of family planning.
The policy, first turned into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1985 and announced at a UN conference in Mexico City, has been repealed by Democratic presidents and reinstated by Republicans for decades. Biden’s order will come almost four years to the day since former President Donald Trump signed an order that revived it.
"Across the country and around the world, people -- particularly women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and those with low incomes -- have been denied access to reproductive health care," the White House said in a statement announcing that Biden will "protect and expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care" through a presidential memorandum. "The memorandum reflects the policy of the Biden-Harris Administration to support women's and girls' sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States, as well as globally."
Trump's 2017 memorandum had revived the policy under President George W. Bush, which prohibited the United States Agency for International ....READ MORE
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