Still Doing Good Things

As much as some social “conservatives” like to gripe about Trump and simultaneously “virtue-signal” about how they do not support his vulgarity and his alleged lack of fitness for the Office of President, they should keep in mind that Trump actually does such things as this:

President Trump has moved to broaden a ban on federal dollars going to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information, senior administration officials said Monday.

The so-called “Mexico City Policy” would apply broadly to organizations receiving U.S. global health assistance, compared with past versions of the ban which specifically targeted international family planning groups.

In all, about $8.8 billion in funding could be impacted, far more than the $600,000 covered under the previous version of the ban, which critics call the Global Gag Rule. The expanded policy is being dubbed “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” The officials, who requested anonymity and were not authorized to speak on the record, said the ban would apply to groups working on HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, reproductive issues and global health.

Officials said the new policy would be applied immediately to new funding issued and then to existing arrangements as they are amended. To receive funding, health organizations must pledge not to provide abortions or abortion information or provide support to any groups that do. There is an exemption in cases of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is at risk.

Trump reinstated the policy — a political football instituted by Republican administrations and rescinded by Democratic ones since 1984 — days after he took office, promising to expand the scope. Former President Barack Obama had lifted the ban when he took office in 2009.

the policy was a significant expansion compared with past Republican administrations.

 

Anti-abortion leader Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, welcomed the news, saying in a statement that “with the implementation of Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, we have officially ceased exporting abortion to foreign nations.”

Article HERE.

There is a certain irony to the fact that one of the least overt and supplicating pro-life candidates on the right is arguably the one that has done a solid amount so far to actually achieve wide-scale changes concerning the abortion issue. This, in contrast to those on the Right who make pro-life noises during election season, and then forget about that issue when its time to govern.

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