The Biden administration will repeal the policy that bars U.S. family-planning assistance from going to foreign NGOs that promote or perform abortions in the ‘coming days,’ the White House adviser told board members of the World Health Organization on Thursday.
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Although President Biden did not unveil any pro-abortion policies on his first day in office, he is expected to overturn the Mexico City Policy and repeal the Hyde Amendment.
While the policy previously covered around $600 million in USAID family planning assistance, President Trump directed the State Department to expand it to cover “global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies” to the extent allowed by the law.
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The Mexico City Policy was established by the Reagan administration and forbids funding of foreign non-governmental organizations that provide or promote abortion.
Pro-life leaders applaud the move, which allows more forms of foreign funding to be directed to organizations that do not perform or support abortions overseas.
However, some members of the European Parliament are taking steps to set up replacement funding to promote abortion internationally.