For Immediate Release
January 28th, 2020
Director of External Relations, Live Action
Live Action Responds to President Biden Rescinding the Mexico City Policy
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden will sign an executive order forcing American taxpayers to pay for abortions overseas by rescinding the Mexico City Policy. The Mexico City Policy requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds) as a condition of receiving U.S. government global family planning assistance and, as of Jan. 23, 2017, most other U.S. global health assistance.
A new Marist/Knights of Columbus poll finds that 77% of Americans – including 55% of Democrats, 85% of Independents, and nearly two thirds of pro-choice respondents – oppose using taxpayer dollars to promote abortion overseas. In addition, a strong majority of Americans (58%) – including 65% of Independents and nearly one third of Democrats – oppose using taxpayer money to fund abortions in the United States.
Founder and President of Live Action, Lila Rose, reacts:
“The NY Times’ proclaimed ‘most religious president in half a century’ is now forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions internationally, directly targeting the vulnerable women and children that actual religious observers like Mother Teresa came to serve. Instead of leaning into the American promise engraved in the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor/your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” Biden targets other nations and funds programs that dismember and kill their most vulnerable children. As my friend Obianuju Ekeocha, Founder of Culture of Life Africa, reminds us, pushing abortion on other nations is not compassion, it is ideological neo-colonization. This decision is a dark day for our nation – it will lead to more deaths of more children and for that, Joe Biden should be ashamed.”
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