Mexico City Policy Overturn Deadly

President Obama signed an international fetal death sentence in January with an executive order reversing the ban that prohibits funding to international family planning groups that provide abortions, as first reported by ABC News.

Obama to overturn Mexico City Policy   

Under the humane “Mexico City Policy,” the U.S. government could not provide funding for family planning services to clinics or groups that offered abortion-related services overseas, even if funding for those activities came from non-government sources. It essentially barred recipients of U.S. foreign aid from promoting abortion as a method of family planning.

If organizations received government funding, they would “agree as a condition of their receipt of federal funds that such organizations would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”

The policy, dubbed the “Global Gag Rule” by abortion rights groups, was introduced by the administration of Ronald Reagan in 1984 in Mexico City, and was instituted that year. It was then overturned by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and restored by George W. Bush at the beginning of his office in 2001.

Now, with Obama’s new overturn of the policy, the United States is back in the business of supporting death for the unborn.

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