January 23, 2019 (Population Research Institute) – While our nation is distracted by the hue and cry over border security, the newly installed Democrat majority in the House of Representatives has quietly voted to repeal President Trump’s “Mexico City Policy.”
“Speaker Pelosi and company are eager to resume funding organizations like International Planned Parenthood Federation that perform or promote abortion in foreign countries,” says Population Research Institute President Steven Mosher. “This despite the fact that most Americans want nothing to do with funding abortion in the U.S., much less overseas.”
On January 3rd, House Democrats passed H.R. 21, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, the government’s 2019 budget bill. As much publicized, the bill does not include funding for the President’s border wall. However, the bill also repeals the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy, the official name of the Trump Administration’s version of the “Mexico City Policy.” The House passed H.R. 21 on a mostly party-line vote of 241 to 190.
The Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) Policy prevents U.S. foreign assistance from funding the global abortion industry. PLGHA prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from receiving U.S. global health assistance if they lobby for, refer for, perform,
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