President Joe Biden moves to reinstate U.S. funding for abortion worldwide

by Jenny Mount · Jan 21st, 2021 4:11 pm

Last Updated Jan 25th, 2021 at 7:34 am

President Joe Biden is planning on issuing an executive order that will reverse the Mexico City policy, according to reports. The policy currently prevents groups that perform or promote abortion around the world from receiving funding through U.S. aid money.

During the presidential campaign, Biden promised he would undo the policy so that U.S. global aid can be used to fund abortions again.

The Mexico City policy, established by former President Ronald Reagan, gets revoked under each Democratic administration and then reinstated with every Republican administration. The policy has long been opposed by pro-abortion advocates who refer to it as the "global gag rule."

However, Biden's choice to reverse the policy will actually go against what most Democrats want. In 2017, 70% of Democrats said they oppose global taxpayer-funded abortions, according to the National Review.


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