Skip to comments.BREAKING: Trump admin cuts aid to international ‘backdoor funding schemes’ for abortion
Posted on 03/26/2019 8:28:18 AM PDT by ebb tide
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) The Trump administration is strengthening the Mexico City Policy to bar taxpayer funds from organizations that support other pro-abortion groups in addition to backing abortion themselves, the secretary of state announced Tuesday morning.
Secretary Mike Pompeo confirmed to reporters that the administration is closing a loophole that permits backdoor funding schemes under which foreign aid recipients that dont commit or promote abortion themselves can still give money to other organizations that do, the Associated Press reports. The administration is also cutting an unspecified amount of aid to the Organization of American States (OAS) for its suspected pro-abortion lobbying across North and South America.
We will refuse to provide assistance to foreign NGOs that give financial support to other foreign groups in the global abortion industry, Pompeo declared, according to Reuters.
The announcement is the Trump administrations latest step to improve on the Mexico City Policy (or Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance rule), a rule Republican presidents typically reinstate and Democrat presidents typically drop upon taking office.
Previously, it applied to approximately $60 million in foreign aid money, but President Donald Trump expanded it to cover about $8.8 billion in funds appropriated to the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department of Defense, and to exclude organizations that promote abortions in addition to personally committing them.
The Trump administration has been the most pro-life administration in history, and Secretary Pompeo and President Trump should be thanked for closing the loopholes that allowed NGOs to take our taxpayer dollars and give them to sub-contractors that commit or promote abortions, Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins responded.
This is an 80-20 issue, and the American people have made it clear they do not want their taxpayer dollars subsidizing abortions, Hawkins continued. This step will start to rectify the mistakes we made in enshrining abortion into Kenyas constitution, a grave mistake made by the Obama administration.
The change will close between 90 and 95% of the loopholes in the existing Mexico City Policy, Students for Life added.
This will drive raging fangtooth feminazis mad! I love it! Will they call for abortion on demand up to the 3rd month AFTER birth? Betting they will.
It’s a win.
Leftism is a satanic death cult.
Our great and wonderful president Donald J Trump and our great and wonderful vice president Michael Pence are saints and the most pro life politicians that we have ever had in the United States of America
And the beauty is they are in the highest positions of power
The beautiful thing about being in favor of life in all circumstances is its very easy to be free and open about it where as the other Darkside that wants to murder and kill has to do everything on the sly
That’s three today.
A great day of winning!!!!!
Build the wall with that money
It is nice to know that he means it.
Course, that's a low bar.:o(
Paging Ann Coulter!
Nice, but NOT “BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!”.
Please don't. She is a hormonal wreck. If I had acted like her during menopause I would not be breathing now. ;)
Why is it not breaking news?
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