Today, President Biden issued a Presidential Memorandum to reverse the Mexico City Policy. The fact sheet issued by the White House states that the memorandum “reflects the policy of the Biden-Harris Administration to support women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States, as well as globally. Like memoranda issued by President Clinton and President Obama before him, it immediately rescinds the global gag rule, also referred to as the Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-profits that provide abortion counseling or referrals from receiving U.S. funding.”
“In direct contrast to President Trump and his life-affirming actions, today President Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy which ensures taxpayer funds from going to organizations that promote abortion overseas,” shared Heather Weininger, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life.
First issued by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, the Mexico City Policy, also known as the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy,” has been consistently rescinded during Democrat administrations and reinstated during Republican administrations.
Continued Weininger, “It is disheartening to know that our current president is set on providing taxpayer dollars to not only fund abortions on demand here in the United States, but around the world as well. We knew this was coming; at the same time he is claiming to advance healthcare for all Americans, he lumps in taxpayer funded abortions to organizations who are not healthcare providers, and who certainly do not protect the lives of any individual.”