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Biden to Lift Ban on US Funding for Foreign Pro-Abortion Nonprofits

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Biden to Lift Ban on US Funding for Foreign Pro-Abortion Nonprofits

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President Joe Biden will sign a presidential memorandum on Jan. 28 rescinding the ban on U.S. funding for international nonprofits that provide counseling or referrals for abortion. President Donald Trump reinstated and expanded the ban, known as the Mexico City Policy, during his first days in office in 2017. It was previously rescinded by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The policy was first announced in 1984 during the Reagan administration and has been rescinded and reinstated along party lines since. The policy requires non-governmental organizations to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning” in order to receive U.S. taxpayer money for global health initiatives. White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki, when asked if Biden would take this and other pro-abortion steps, responded that the president is a “devout Catholic.” “Across the country and around the world, people—particularly women, Black, Indigenous …

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