Trump makes early move on restricting abortions around the world

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Trump signed the Mexico City Policy executive order along with two others, one pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade convention and the other enforcing a hiring freeze on all federal agencies except the US military. Under the policy, also known as the "global gag rule", organizations that receive any federal funding are not to use their own funds to pay for abortion-related programs. It has been reversed and reinstated in successive Democratic and Republican.

Trump signed the executive order in support of the global gag rule just one day after the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal across the United States.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, US foreign aid provides $607.5 million for family planning.

"Human Coalition expresses its deep appreciation to President Trump for re-instating the Mexico City Policy", one group said in a statement following the signing.

Under global law, abortion is protected medical care for women, the denial of which can constitute violations of women's rights to be free from gender-based discrimination, free from torture, cruel and inhuman treatment and rights to life and health. Whereas Sanders opposed any and all restrictions on abortions, including late-term pregnancy terminations, Clinton was in favor of regulations in cases risking the life or health of the mother.

Trump's signature reinstates a Reagan-era rule that was not in effect for most of the Obama administration. "Whatever President Trump may have claimed previously about valuing women's rights, this decision speaks volumes and confirms our worst fears about his Administration's assault on women's health care".


USA senator Jeanne Shaheen said on Twitter she would work to repeal the Mexico City policy.

As a result, more than 20 developing countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East lost access to contraceptives provided by the USA and many NGOs were forced to shut down or lay off staff, according to EngenderHealth, a global women's health organization that supports abortion rights.

Trump eventually came around to the position-after briefly saying he wanted to leave abortion laws the way they are- that while he supports criminal punishments for abortion providers he would not want to impose them on women who obtain the procedure.

The global gag rule has had global consequences on reproductive health care. Once abortion is recriminalized in America, Trump said, women who want an abortion "would perhaps go to illegal places".

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) said she would introduce legislation to ban the global gag rule.

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