Trump Expands Ban on Foreign Aid Abortion Funding

BRANDON SHOWALTER, Christian Post

Pro-life leaders are elated following President Trump’s implementation of an executive order modernizing the Mexico City policy to further ensure that no foreign aid dollars will be used to fund organizations who perform abortions overseas.

The Trump administration implemented the renamed executive memorandum, called “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” which covers all foreign health assistance through government agencies like the State Department and USAID.

Days after taking office, President Donald Trump directed the secretaries of state and health and human services to implement a plan to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which stops U.S. taxpayer funding of the abortion industry overseas. Monday’s presidential memorandum approves the plan developed by the state department.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a press release the move is proof that “[v]otes in America have international consequences.” An action like this is “one of the reasons pro-life voters worked to elect Donald Trump to the White House,” she said in a statement of the group’s website Monday.

“We have officially ceased exporting abortion to foreign nations,” Dannenfelser continued. “No longer will we undermine the pro-life laws and cultural commitments of other countries by funding organizations like Marie Stopes International that obsessively promote and perform abortion.”