Many of these global NGOs used the family planning money to educate their governments on safe abortion options, provide legal abortion services and/or provide advice on where to get an abortion.
Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, announced the plans Tuesday, saying it will "compensate this financial setback as much as possible", the Associated Press reported. Back in 1973, The Helms amendment stopped tax dollars being used to fund worldwide abortions, which is still in place now, but the Mexico City policy means that any organisation that even advises on abortion will be exempt from receiving any financial support.
"Banning abortions does not result in fewer abortions", said Ploumen, according to teleSUR.
"President Trump's immediate action to promote respect for all human life, including vulnerable unborn children overseas, as well as conscience rights, sends a strong signal about his administration's pro-life priorities", she said.
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We at the Population Research Institute have long pushed for the reinstatement of this life-saving policy which effectively removes the U.S. Government from funding foreign organizations involved in the abortion industry.
"In fact, by targeting funding for overseas family planning programs, it may well have the opposite effect by making it harder for many women to avoid unintended pregnancy, which in turn would increase recourse to unsafe procedures by women who can not access safe abortion care", Starrs added. Since the Mexico City policy was minted in 1984, every Republican president has enforced it and every Democratic president has repealed it.
The Mexico City Policy will immediately deprive hundreds of millions of dollars from murderous pro-abortion organizations like IPPF, Marie Stopes International, and so many more. President George W. Bush reinstated it January 22, 2001. Right now, it seems the best action those overseas can take to support this would be to contact their government and urge them to contribute to the Dutch abortion fund. "They were also forced to drastically reduce other services that they were providing, including for survivors of sexual violence (and) for HIV", she said.