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Kaiser Family Foundation Data Note Assesses How Mexico City Policy Affects Provision Of Legal Abortion Services In U.S.-Assisted Countries

Kaiser Family Foundation: What Is the Scope of the Mexico City Policy: Assessing Abortion Laws in Countries That Receive U.S. Global Health Assistance
“On January 23, 2017, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy requiring foreign NGOs to certify that they will not ‘perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,’ using any funds (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global health assistance. … On March 2, the U.S. government took the first step in implementing the reinstated policy by issuing guidance on its application to family planning assistance; further guidance on other U.S. global health assistance is expected soon. This analysis assumes that the final guidance will include the same abortion-related provisions as the guidance released on March 2. One metric for gauging impact of the MCP is assessing the abortion laws in countries that receive bilateral U.S. global health assistance. This data note provides an assessment of the legal landscape to identify how the MCP affects the provision of legal abortion services by foreign NGOs…” (Kates/Moss, 5/3).

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