The Trump Administration Proposes Another Expansion of the ‘Mexico City Policy’

President Donald Trump holds up the executive order on the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy at the White House, January 23, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
A new rule would apply the existing pro-life policy to contracts and subcontracts awarded by several important executive agencies.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S hortly after Donald Trump took office, his administration reinstated the so-called Mexico City policy, which prohibits the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from funding any nongovernmental organization that performs or promotes abortion overseas.

The policy has been followed by every Republican president since Ronald Reagan enacted it in 1984, and undone by every Democratic president over the same period. But when President Trump came to office, rather than just reinstating the policy, he broadened it to apply not just to the State Department and USAID but also to the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and

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