Statement from Lila Rose on President Donald Trump’s “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy. The policy expands the pro-life Mexico City Policy by expanding the number of federal agencies that are prohibited from handing out taxpayer funding to foreign nonprofits that commit or promote abortion:
“The American people are very generous when it comes to helping those in need around the world, and it is crucial that aid programs we partner with respect basic human rights. If international health organizations want American taxpayer support, they must choose to provide health care over committing and promoting abortions. Abortion is not health care; it’s the deliberate destruction of innocent human life.
“The federal funding for international aid remains the same. If foreign health organizations choose not to comply with these pro-life protections, the funds will be given to other organizations that do.
“We appreciate President Trump expanding this policy to end all taxpayer subsidies to international groups that commit and promote abortions, like the international arm of Planned Parenthood.
“Now that the president has put a stop to our tax dollars subsidizing foreign abortion providers and promoters, it’s time for Congress to finish the job here in the United States and stop the hundreds of millions of tax dollars going to the biggest abortion chain in America, Planned Parenthood. The federal government’s most important duty is to protect human life, so it is unthinkable that our tax dollars fund a corporation that destroys the lives of over 320,000 preborn children each year right here at home.”