During his first week in office, President Donald J. Trump made the decision to defund Planned Parenthood‘s international abortion agenda and on Monday, that is what he did, leaving the left very worried.
Bill Gates had funded the group just last week they said in a press release, “International Planned Parenthood Federation Expands Programs With $1.7 Million Gift From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant money has made it possible for International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region, Inc. (IPPF/WHR) to implement programs that are vital to the wellbeing of impoverished children, youth, women and men in Latin America and the Caribbean. The gift from the Foundation is being used to support three programs: the South-North Adolescent Partnership; the Project to Combat Gender-Based Violence in Latin America; and Brothers for Change.”
Trump reversed Gates:
“What a blessing! Thank you Mr. President for protecting life around the world. President Trump Expands Executive Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood,” wrote Pro-life New York. Trump Cuts Funds to International Planned Parenthood & Protects Hispanic Lives From UN Abortion Agenda in Pro-Life Countries.
“Trump’s Decision to Defund International Planned Parenthood Cost Abortion Biz Over $100 Million,” Illinois Family Institute wrote.
Lifesite News Reported,”The pro-life policy has been in place during Republican presidential administrations since Ronald Reagan, defunding the International Planned Parenthood Federation and other abortion groups of hundreds of millions of tax dollars.
But Trump has done more to protect life than other Republican presidents. In 2017, he expanded the policy to cut off more streams of revenue to international non-governmental agencies (NGOs) that promote and/or provide abortions. The rule defunded Planned Parenthood’s international arm of about $100 million and the British abortion chain Marie Stopes International of about $73 million in U.S. tax dollars.”
The new proposed rule could lead to even more cuts to pro-abortion groups.
Released Monday in the Federal Register, it would require all groups that receive global health aid contracts to agree not to promote and/or provide elective abortions, The Hill reports. Those that refuse would not receive taxpayer funding.
According to the Catholic News Agency, the proposal expands the Mexico City Policy to include military and government contracts overseas.
Abortion activist groups quickly blasted the proposal, claiming it “hurts women and families worldwide.”
However, in August, a report found that Trump stopped funding the abortion industry, not health care, through the Mexico City Policy. The U.S. Department of State report found that the policy caused only “a minimal disruption in health care” across the globe.
According to the report, the “vast majority” of global non-governmental organizations agreed to comply with the policy, and it has not significantly disrupted health care services.
Trump even gained an interesting fan for his pro-life stand the Neice of Osama Bin Ladin, Noor Bid Ladin, who said“ also saved your tax dollars by withdrawing from corrupt international organizations and agreements. Remarkably, he tackled neglected issues such as human trafficking and unjust incarceration; defunded Planned Parenthood; took care disregarded veterans.”
Noor Bid Ladin endorsed Trump for President in a statement last week, in a beautiful surprise. Defending Life unites people around the world.