Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the United States will restrict funding from groups who provide abortion-related services.
According to Fox News:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that the United States is expanding its ban on giving aid to groups that either promote or provide abortions.
In his announcement on the changes to the so-called Mexico City policy, Pompeo said that the U.S. has extended the ban to include organizations that comply with the rule but give money to others that don’t – adding that the Trump administration will not allow American taxpayer money to pay for “back-door funding schemes and end runarounds to our policy.”
“This administration has shown we can meet critical health care goals while refusing to subsidize the killing of unborn babies,” Pompeo said. “As result of my decision, we will refuse to provide support to NGOs who provide funds to other organizations that promote abortion.”
Pompeo added that he is also reducing assistance to the Organization of American States for allegedly lobbying for abortion availability. It wasn’t immediately clear how much would be cut.
Reagan was the first to introduce this policy and the Trump administration will now bring it back. Pompeo assured that the United States will still be a leader in aid of women’s reproductive and maternal health.