Trump Reinstates Key Pro-Life Policy Abroad

Trump Reinstates Policy Protecting Taxpayer Dollars From International Abortion Activity
The Daily Signal 23 January 2017
Family First Comment: Rather than the NZ Herald’s slanted report, here’s the real facts…
“Since Reagan introduced the policy in 1984, the policy has been enforced by every Republican president and suspended by every Democratic president shortly after being inaugurated. Bill Clinton rescinded the policy on Jan. 22, 1993; George W. Bush reinstated it on Jan. 22, 2001; and Barack Obama rescinded it again on Jan. 23, 2009. It is long-standing policy for the United States to prohibit funding abortion in international programs.” #GreatStartForTrump

In one of his first official actions, President Donald Trump reinstated the life-affirming Mexico City policy, ensuring that American taxpayers do not fund international organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.

The news comes just after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand across the country.

Pro-life Americans are undoubtedly encouraged by Trump’s actions, not because reinstating the Mexico City policy was a particularly heavy lift, but because they see this as the first sign of the new administration’s commitment to protect life.

Ronald Reagan first announced this policy at the second U.N. International Conference on Population in Mexico City (hence the name) back in August of 1984.

Since then, the policy has been enforced by every Republican president and suspended by every Democratic president shortly after being inaugurated. Bill Clinton rescinded the policy on Jan. 22, 1993; George W. Bush reinstated it on Jan. 22, 2001; and Barack Obama rescinded it again on Jan. 23, 2009.

It is long-standing policy for the United States to prohibit funding abortion in international programs.
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