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 Since then, it has been reinstated by every Republican president and rescinded by every Democratic president within their first few days in office.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 24 2017
Republican Senators Appeal to Trump, Democrats in Obamacare Bill
Trump signed an order to roll back a discount on the fees for a federal mortgage program that helps middle-class home buyers. States were allowed to choose whether to adopt the Medicaid expansion, and 31 states including OH did so.
Jan 24 2017
Alec Baldwin and Trump impression to return to SNL as host
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Jan 23 2017
Namibia tells Jammeh to accept defeat
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Jan 22 2017
James Cameron to Reboot 'Terminator' With Tim Miller Directing
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Jan 21 2017
Dollar rebounds, bond yields jump on Yellen's rate guidance
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Jan 20 2017
Attorney Brian Loncar died of 'toxic effect of cocaine'
The report also indicated Loncar's manner of death was accidental, according to the medical examiner as reported by WFAA. Two days earlier, Loncar buried his youngest daughter, 16-year-old Grace, who committed suicide on November 25.
Jan 20 2017
Russian Federation says in contact with Iran on Syria peace talks
Boys stand in front of a damaged wall in the rebel-held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria, Jan. 17, 2017. Russia, however, hopes that the incoming Trump administration will accept the invitation.
Jan 19 2017
Deutsche Bank Agrees to Pay $7.2 Billion for Misleading US Investors
Deutsche said at the time it would pay $3.1 billion in penalties under the agreement and provide $4.1 billion in customer relief spread over five years.
Jan 19 2017
'123456' still the most common password, despite hacks and warnings
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Jan 19 2017
Former Egypt Football Star Added to 'Terror List'
His lawyer Mohamed Osman said that the court's decision to add him to the terror watchlist was " contrary to the law ". Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt regards as a terrorist organisation.
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