NPR Examines Likelihood President-Elect Trump Will Reinstate ‘Mexico City Policy’
NPR: Will Trump Reinstate Reagan’s Abortion Rule For International Charities?
“…In 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan imposed an antiabortion rule — known as the ‘Mexico City policy’ after the city where he announced it. The rule blocked federal funding for international family planning charities unless they agreed not to ‘promote’ abortion [as a method of family planning] by, among other actions, providing patients with information about the procedure or referrals to providers who perform it. Since then, every time the U.S. presidency has changed party hands, the incoming leader has reversed his predecessor’s position on the ban. … Will President-elect Trump continue the pattern by reimposing the policy? Trump hasn’t taken a public position thus far. … [W]hen it comes to the Mexico City policy, ‘it’s widely expected that President Trump will put it back in place,’ says Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation…” (Aizenman, 12/6).