Trump Reinstates “Mexico City Policy” Banning Abortion Funding Through NGO’s

As part of his first week’s work, President Trump reinstated a ban on promotion of abortion and referral for abortion as a means of family planning through non-governmental agencies that receive federal funding. First implemented by President Reagan in 1984 and known as the “Mexico City policy,” this ban on funding has been a political football of sorts, implemented by Republican Presidents and rescinded by Democratic Presidents through the years. Trump’s executive memorandum reinstating the policy can be found here.