Biden to Reverse Trump’s Policy Blocking Funding for Foreign NGOs That Perform, Promote Abortions


From The Epoch Times:

President Joe Biden will roll back a Trump administration policy that bans taxpayers’ dollars from going to foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO) that perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday.

“It will be our policy to support women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the United States, as well as globally,” Fauci, who is the newly appointed chief medical adviser to the president, said in remarks to the World Health Organization.

“To that end, President Biden will be revoking the Mexico City Policy in the coming days, as part of his broader commitment to protect women’s health and advance gender equality at home and around the world.”

Former President Donald Trump in 2017 had reinstated the so-called Mexico City Policy, a Reagan-era rule that prohibits the United States from providing financial support to abortion centers and programs overseas. He later expanded it to cover all global health assistance, including funding for HIV, maternal and child health, and malaria.

The policy was also expanded to refuse funding to foreign NGOs that provide funding to other overseas groups that support or promote abortions, in what has been described as “backdoor funding schemes.”

“As a result of my decision today, we are also making clear, we will refuse to provide assistance to foreign NGOs that give financial support to other foreign groups in the global abortion industry,” former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in March 2019. “We will enforce a strict prohibition on backdoor funding

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