Jan 24 2017
Originally instituted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, the Mexico City Policy states that foreign non-governmental organizations may not receive federal funding if they perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning.
The policy, formally called the Mexico City Policy, was enacted first under Ronald Reagan and is a more conservative addition to the already existing Helms Amendment, which states that organizations that receive U.S. foreign aid can't use it toward providing abortion services. Since then, it has been reinstated by every Republican president and rescinded by every Democratic president within their first few days in office.
If Republicans really wanted to reduce worldwide abortion rates, they wouldn't attach strings to federal family planning funding for NGOs providing crucial resources to impoverished areas. Campaigners had said ahead of Mr Trump's inauguration, they feared he would reintroduce the policy as a gift to Vice President Mike Pence, known for his staunch opposition to abortion rights.
"President Trump's immediate action to promote respect for all human life, including vulnerable unborn children overseas, as well as conscience rights, sends a strong signal about his administration's pro-life priorities", she said. Sign and share the Care2 petition telling Trump to reverse the Global Gag Rule.
Trump, an abortion opponent, signed the reinstatement directive at a ceremony in the White House on his fourth day in office.
This essentially forces NGOs to choose whether they will continue to offer safe abortion access to women - or lose the funding that allows them to provide other women's health services to the population they serve.
Mr Trump supports a USA abortion ban.
The policy prohibits giving USA funding to non governmental organizations that offer or advise on a wide range of family planning and reproductive health options if they include abortion. But NGOs that performed the procedure were allowed to receive USA funding for other programs, including those related to contraception access and post-abortion care.
"This isn't just a reinstatement of an existing policy", Sippel said.
US President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated a global gag rule that bans US-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion, a move that was widely expected but nonetheless dismayed women's rights advocates.
His campaign said Mr Trump believed decisions on the legality of the procedure should be left up to individual states, with any criminal penalties being reserved for abortion providers. "A rollback of rights in the U.S. could even embolden the anti-abortion stance in countries like Poland and Northern Ireland, "legitimizing" anti-choice attitudes and making the global environment even more hostile for women".
Jan 23 2017
Teacher saved students in crash that claimed his own children's lives
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto holds a news conference on the bus accident of Hungarian students. The bus was officially carrying 54 passengers and two drivers but apparently more than that number were on board, he said.
Jan 22 2017
Assange Agrees To Go to United States if His Rights Are Guaranteed
Manning's supporters say she's a whistleblower and have campaigned for her release. "I have no insight into Mr. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday he would keep his word and come to the US.
Jan 22 2017
Johnny Depp Thanks Fans Who "Stood By Me" Following Tumultuous Year
Heard filed for divorce in May after 15 months of marriage and days later, obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp. The actor even said he is "deeply affected" by the kindness shown by fans, and he is touched by their well-wishes.
Jan 22 2017
James Cameron to Reboot 'Terminator' With Tim Miller Directing
After all, he's busy with Avatar (if those sequels ever actually happen), so it looks like he'll be passing the reigns over to Tim Miller.
Jan 21 2017
Would You Buy Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) On These Analyst Ratings?
The last close places the company's stock about $0.86 off its 52 week high of $38.16 and $10.61 above the 52 week low of $26.69. Current price level places the company's stock about -9.5% from the 52-week high and 72.82% away from the 52-week low.
Jan 21 2017
Dollar rebounds, bond yields jump on Yellen's rate guidance
The Fed is now pursuing additional research into the tech, with an eye to release a follow-up paper sometime this year. The Fed last month boosted its benchmark rate by a quarter-point to a new range of 0.5 to 0.75 percent.
Jan 21 2017
Facebook blocks Russia Today from posting until day after Trump's inauguration
RT's facebook page has been barred from uploading any lives, videos, articles, GIFs and can now post text only. RT appears to be the first news agency whose access Twitter has revoked under this policy.
Jan 19 2017
Police suspects ISI links in Kanpur train tragedy
Fourteen coaches of the train, 12987 Ajmer-Sealdah Express, derailed when it was crossing a bridge over a dry canal in the area. He said, the arrested persons have confessed their involvement in the derailment of Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur.
Jan 19 2017
'123456' still the most common password, despite hacks and warnings
The top row of the keyboard, letters Q W E R T Y, is the third most common password. For more digital and social media news stay with WFLA News Channel 8's Lila Gross .
Jan 18 2017
Wal-Mart to add about 10000 retail jobs in the US
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. Finally, Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Wal-Mart Stores by 27.2% in the third quarter.
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