President Trump restores ban on international abortion funding


Monday, January 23, 2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order Monday that restores the “Mexico City Policy,” a prohibition on federal funding for groups that perform or promote abortions internationally that President Obama rescinded in 2009:

“American taxpayer dollars have many good uses, but paying for elective abortions overseas is not and never has been one of them. The president has done the right and logical thing in reinstating a policy that never should have been rescinded. The International Planned Parenthood Federation and other groups that promote abortions outside of the U.S. shouldn’t be allowed to profit from taking lives with American money anywhere, especially in light of their documented abuse of taxpayer dollars.”
 
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