Trump Administration Announces Tightening of Pro-life Mexico City Policy

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During a March 26 news conference, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the Trump administration would be adding new restrictions to the Mexico City Policy to prevent backdoor funding of abortions.

The Mexico City Policy, which began under the Reagan administration and has been enforced by every Republican administration since, ensures that U.S. taxpayer dollars are not used to support foreign organizations that perform or promote abortion. According to Pompeo, the rule will now end "assistance to foreign [nongovernmental organizations] that give financial support to other foreign groups in the global abortion industry."

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked the Trump Administration following its announcement, stating that "Taxpayer dollars should never fund abortion - and especially not in developing countries where many women need genuine, life-sustaining support for themselves and for their children."

Visit the USCCB website to read Archbishop Naumann's full statement.

March 29, 2019 - 2:07pm
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