Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy

Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy January 24, 2017
Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons, commercial use attribution license, by Gage Skidmore https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/
Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons, commercial use attribution license, by Gage Skidmore https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/

Yesterday, President Trump reinstated the so-calld Mexico City Policy. He issued an executive order banning the use of federal foreign aid monies by groups that perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning in other nations.

I believe that the original aid monies the ban addressed were put in place by President Richard Nixon. The first executive order banning these monies from going to groups that perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning in other nations was promulgated by President Ronald Reagan.

Reagan’s executive order stayed in place until it was rescinded by President Bill Clinton. It was reinstated by President George W Bush and then rescinded by President Barack Obama.

Now, President Donald Trump has reinstated it.

You can see the press announcement and read more about it here.


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4 responses to “Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy”

  1. There’s a lot of buzz about this on Facebook, basically claims that this will increase abortions. I don’t buy that, but I might be wrong. We should be assisting with education and (yes), non-abortive family planning.

  2. I hope this was a joke. Seems like a non-sequitur. Hopefully, Pres. Trump will make good on his promise to defund PP and select originalist judges, not judicial activists. if he does this much, then despite his flaws, it may have been worth electing him. (I did not vote for him or his opponent, for the record)

  3. Ken, I support the Mexico City policy. Having said that, I’ve come to the conclusion that Americans — including me — are not capable of judging or even understanding what it is like to live in a third world country and how things will play out there. It’s just too far removed from our reality.