Trump Administration Proposes Regulation To Further Expand Mexico City Policy

The Hill: Trump administration seeks to extend Mexico City policy on abortion
“The Trump administration is looking to expand a ban on global health aid for foreign organizations that provide or promote abortions. The proposed change from the State Department would require that foreign groups receiving global health aid through contracts from the U.S. government agree to not provide or promote abortions — even with funding from other sources. The ban — called a ‘global gag rule’ by opponents — already applies to grants and cooperative agreements between the U.S. government and foreign organizations, but the proposed rule, published Monday in the Federal Register, would apply the policy to contracts, which make up about 40 percent of global health aid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation…” (Hellmann, 9/14).

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