On Monday just several days after being in office President Trump has signed an executive order to restore the Mexico City Policy which was put in place by the Reagan Administration. It stops taxpayer funds from funding groups that perform and promote abortion overseas but foreign aid will continue to be used to go to health care and humanitarian relief.
“President Trump is continuing Ronald Reagan’s legacy by taking immediate action on day one to stop the promotion of abortion through our tax dollars overseas.” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in an email to LifeNews.com. “President Trump’s immediate action to promote respect for all human life, including vulnerable unborn children abroad, as well as conscience rights, sends a strong signal about his Administration’s pro-life priorities.”
— Students for Life (@Students4LifeHQ) January 23, 2017
Other’s were not so excited that President Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy. President of Planned Parenthood tweeted a storm on Monday after the decision was made by Trump.
BREAKING: As one of his first acts in office, President Trump has reinstated the #GlobalGag rule.
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) January 23, 2017
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins applauded President Trump for acting swiftly to restore the Mexico City Policy:
“This is a vital step in the journey to make America great again, recognizing and affirming the universal ideal that all human beings have inherent worth and dignity, regardless of their age or nationality.
“I thank President Trump for issuing an executive order in keeping with his campaign promise that he will protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions.”
This is a strong statement from President Trump and his Administration that they will do what is necessary to defend the lives of those who have no voice.
(H/T – LifeNews)
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