Trump signs executive order defunding International Planned Parenthood

President Trump signed an executive order on Monday barring federal funds from organizations that promote abortion around the world, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation, in what activists say is the president’s first major pro-life action while in office. The policy, known as the Mexico City Policy or the Global Gag Rule, was first ushered in under Ronald Reagan and bars federal funds from going to foreign organizations that perform abortions overseas or lobby for the practice’s legalization in other countries. “American taxpayer dollars have many good uses, but paying for elective abortions overseas is not and never has been one of them,” Steven H. Aden, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, said in a statement. “The president has done the right and logical thing in reinstating a policy that never should have been rescinded.”

Agreed!!  This isn’t about the legality, or morality, of the abortion procedure.  It’s about forcing we-the-taxpayers to pay for them.  And, in this case..for those organizations in other countries!  How crazy is that?!?  Kudos to President Trump for signing this common sense executive order.  Excellent!    🙂

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