President Trump Defunds International Planned Parenthood

The Politico story on President Trump reinstating the “Mexico City Policy” opened with an accurate observation: If there was any doubt about President Donald Trump’s stance on abortion, he settled it Monday by using an executive order to bar U.S. aid to groups that provide or promote the procedure overseas.

The Mexico City Policy bans US foreign aid (aka our tax dollars) from funding groups that provide or promote abortion overseas. President Ronald Reagan instituted the policy in 1984 and it has been instituted by every Republican president since – and rescinded by every Democratic president.

Our president Kristan Hawkins said the following about the president’s action:

“This is a great start to the Trump presidency and we hope this is only the beginning of defunding Planned Parenthood and the end of forcing American taxpayers to fund an industry that ends hundreds of thousands of innocent lives a year and irreparably harms women. This is a new day for all Americans, and we are excited about reversing Planned Parenthood’s hold on Washington.