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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Why Is the U.S. in the Business of Funding Foreign Abortions?

             President Donald Trump is the most pro-life President of the United States in modern history. He is the first President to speak in person at the annual Pro-Life March. He has made numerous rules to protect life. His administration has recently “proposed a rule to expand a ban on use of U.S. tax dollars to pay for abortions abroad so that it would include federal contracts and subcontracts that receive U.S. global health assistance.” 

            The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and NASA proposed the rule on Monday. It will be in the Federal Register for two months to allow for public comments.

            The Trump administration has fought for the right to life for the beginning. Early in the administration, the so-called Mexico City policy was reinstated to forbid the “use of tax dollars for abortions in foreign countries currently affects only federal grants.” However, it created a “loophole for federal funds to be used indirectly for groups that perform or promote abortion internationally. That’s because 40% of U.S. global health funding has come through federal contracts.” The latest action closes the loophole.

            According to Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “deserve credit for the change.” She added the following information.

Under President Trump, U.S. taxpayer dollars to all global health assistance was not to be used to support abortion or organizations that lobby to overturn pro-life laws, but under this [new] rule, recipients of global health assistance cannot contract with organizations that advocate for abortions….

I am pleased but I am not surprised, because President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo have been big defenders of the unborn.

            Tobias was not the only person crediting the “unprecedented step.” Connor Semelsberger, legislative assistant for the Washington-based Family Research Council, said, “This is a continuation of President Trump’s pro-life international policy that closes loopholes in global health funding to extend to contracts.”

            Although the rule will not “directly affect companies that contract and subcontract with the federal government,” it does ensure “no foreign groups that U.S. contractors are working with are getting U.S. dollars and are involved in abortion.” Of course, the abortion lobby condemns the proposed rule.

            Trump’s work to protect the unborn from abortions is outstanding. All pro-life Americans should be supporting his efforts to save the lives of unborn babies.

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