President Trump cuts off international abortion funding

The Trump administration appears to have achieved another victory on the abortion front.

Breitbart reports that the U.S. State Department has implemented a new policy that will prevent American taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions around the world. 

The policy is being called the Protecting Life in Global Health Assitance (PLGHA) policy. PLGHA prevents United States’ – and thus taxpayer – funds from going to any organization in the world that supports abortions.

“The purpose of the Policy is to prevent American taxpayers from subsidizing abortion through global health assistance provided for populations in need,” the PLGHA fact sheet reads.

Initial losers

The PLGHA fact sheet identifies two major worldwide organizations that are already going to be losing funding.

It reads: “Notably, two of the largest and most-vocal organizations that have attempted to assert a global right to abortion on demand​, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, declined to agree to PLGHA and therefore forfeited their eligibility for global health assistance funding from the U.S. Government.”

Breitbart inquired as to how much money this will amount to.

The answer, according to a senior administration official: $140 million in annual funding.

A good day for life

The PLGHA fact sheet states that this policy follows up on what “President Trump said in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2019,” that “Americans will also never tire of defending innocent life […and] we in America believe that every child — born and unborn — is a sacred gift from God.”

A senior administration official is reported by Breitbart to have said: “President Trump is the most pro-life president in history, and he backs up his pro-life commitments with real action. We’re proud that we continue to support women and girls abroad and conduct and fund rigorous, cutting-edge scientific research at home while standing firm for the dignity of unborn life.”

It feels as though it has been so long since we have had an administration like Trump’s that so vigorously stands up for the rights of the unborn.

We ought to remember this as we head to the polls this November.

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