January 22 is a day of perpetual shame for America. It is the day that the Supreme Court of the United States decided that infanticide was legal and reduced the status of a human baby to being legally indistinguishable from a genital wart. It is the anniversary of Roe versus Wade.
This Sunday, if reports are correct, there will be some good news on a day of mourning. President Donald Trump (I still can’t believe I am writing that) will sign an executive order reinstituting the Mexico City Policy.
As one of his first acts in the Oval Office, the Republican president-elect plans to restore the “Mexico City policy” as soon as Sunday, a congressional staffer told Foreign Policy. Also known as the “global gag rule,” the policy blocks any foreign aid or federal funding of programs that also provide abortions and often broader health services. The timing of the executive order on Sunday would coincide with the anniversary of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.
Beyond the gag rule, aid officials fear the next administration has its sights set on slashing programs designed to empower women and bolster public health, including projects aimed at ending gender-based violence and providing women opportunities in business and in politics.
The Foreign Policy writer is pretty obviously a pro-abort SJW from the entire tone but what the policy does is say that if you perform abortions or refer patients for abortions or lobby governments to overturn abortion laws you get $0 from the US government no matter what else you do.
This will hit directly at Planned Parenthood. Back in the early days of the Mexico City Policy, Planned Parenthood sued USAID claiming that the Sacrament of Infanticide was a higher duty than obedience to the law. They lost. Under Obama some $400 million flows to international abortion providers, much of it to Planned Parenthood’s international affiliate, International Planned Parenthood.
With the legislative pressure building to cut off Planned Parenthood’s access to federal funds, this may shape up to be a great pro-life year.