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State, USAID Working To Develop Implementation Plan For Mexico City Policy; NGOs Remain Confused

U.S. News & World Report: Global Gag Order Leaves NGOs Confused, U.S. Agencies Scrambling
“Weeks after President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum banning federal funds for foreign nonprofits that perform or advise patients about abortion, the effects of the order are still not clear because officials in the U.S. and abroad are still trying to figure out how to implement it. Until that happens, officials at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development say, there will be no changes to the distribution of U.S. federal funds. … State Department and USAID officials say the agencies are working together to develop a plan, but would not say what sort of guidance, if any, they received from the Trump administration on how to implement the order. Meanwhile, representatives from foreign and domestic NGOs say they are worried millions of people will die as a result of the executive order…” (Cakir, 2/14).

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