President Trump signs executive order defunding International Planned Parenthood

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Many of these global NGOs used the family planning money to educate their governments on safe abortion options, provide legal abortion services and/or provide advice on where to get an abortion.

President Donald Trump is expected to follow the tradition of other Republican anti-choice administrations and reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which bans recipients of us foreign aid from offering abortion-related services. "It's important to have the broadest possible support for the fund", Lilianne Ploumen, the Netherlands' worldwide development minister, was quoted as saying by the British Guardian newspaper Wednesday.

The so-called global gag rule, known as the "Mexico City Policy", prevents any organization which provides abortion services, information, counseling or referrals from receiving United States federal funding - even if those programs are also funded by other donors.

Barack Obama revoked the Mexico City Policy in January 2009, less than a week after taking office.

The fund has received a "very positive response" both within the Netherlands and overseas, Mrs. Ploumen said.

On the other hand, opponents argued that Trump's order reflected his disregard of women's reproductive health rights.


According to the World Health Organization, 21.6 million women across the globe now have unsafe abortions every year and 47,000 women die from unsafe abortion procedures.

Dozens of organizations issued a coalition statement on Monday against the policy, arguing that it will not stop abortions, just make it less safe.

An anti-Trump demonstrator protests at an abortion rights rally in Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 15, 2017.

The Mexico City Policy is a traditional tool used by Republican administrations and is frequently put in place under GOP presidents, before being rescinded by Democratic ones. The global gag rule is a dangerously restrictive policy that affects over 27 million women and three million girls who rely on contraceptive services these threatened NGOs provide, the Guttmacher Institute estimates. The global gag rule has impeded the efforts of health providers to speak freely in counseling their patients and to address the family planning needs of women throughout the world.

She also quoted figures from Marie Stopes International, one group which would lose funding under the initiative, suggesting up to 14 women a day could die as a result of the gag. "I'm encouraged that in the first days of President Trump's presidency he is protecting taxpayers and rights of conscience".

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