It’s official. The American taxpayer is once again supporting abortions performed abroad.
The Associated Press reports that President Biden on Thursday signed an executive order rescinding the “Mexico City” policy.
Also known as the “global gag rule,” the Mexico City policy stops taxpayer money from going to international groups that support or perform abortions.
The policy was first enacted in the 1980s by President Ronald Reagan. Since then, it has been rescinded by each Democratic president only to be reinstated by each Republican president. Former President Donald Trump, for example, implemented a particularly strong version of the Mexico City policy after it had been revoked by his predecessor, Barrack Obama.
The seesawing continues
Now, President Biden is following in the footsteps of his Democratic predecessors by rescinding Trump’s Mexico City policy. He did so in an executive order that he signed on Thursday.
Biden explained his decision in a memorandum to his cabinet.
“These excessive conditions on foreign and development assistance undermine the United States’ efforts to advance gender equality globally by restricting our ability to support women’s health and programs that prevent and respond to gender-based violence,” Biden said.
He continued: “The expansion of the policy has also affected all other areas of global health assistance, limiting the United States’ ability to work with local partners around the world and inhibiting their efforts to confront serious health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, among others. Such restrictions on global health assistance are particularly harmful in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.”
Biden immediately put this executive order into effect by reinstating funding to the U.N. Population Fund. This fund had received tens of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars until Trump cut it off for its alleged support of forced abortions and sterilizations in China.
Biden, on Thursday, also decided to officially withdraw the United States from the Geneva Consensus, which was signed in October of 2020 by 34 countries, including the United States under the leadership of President Trump.
The Geneva Consensus is an international accord that looks to promote women’s health and strengthen the family. Accordingly, it is anti-abortion.
This all sends a clear message that the official policy of America, under President Biden, is pro-abortion.