President Trump reinstates ban on federal money for international abortion groups

Abortion continues to be a heated topic in American political discourse. Especially now as the Women’s March continues in Washington D.C. and across the country, a woman’s supposed right to abort their children is a hot topic.

Though the Supreme Court legalized abortion through the controversial Roe v. Wade decision, conservatives have long fought the procedure they claim is murder. As the Administration of Republican President Donald Trump begins the process of rolling out its agenda, conservatives can find some hope in the abortion procedure being stopped.

President Trump has reinstated a policy known as the Mexico City policy. First created by Republican Ronald Reagan, it has become a game of political football among presidential administrations. Democrats will shut down the proposal and Republicans will reinstate it. Democrat Bill Clinton rescinded the policy, claiming it was too broad and prevented family planning abroad. When Republican George W. Bush took office, he reinstated the proposal stating a belief that federal money should not be used to provide or promote abortions.

The new Republican President is keeping in line with the tradition.

Per the policy, non-governmental organizations have to meet a number of requirements in order to qualify for federal funding. Among the requirements is that international organizations receiving federal money are not to participate in performing or promoting abortions. The policy originally targeted all organizations but was modified to affect only international organizations after the policy was challenged in the courts.

Given the political football among partisan enemies that has taken place, this is not entirely surprising. But given President Trump’s aggressive agenda, this is a significant development as it is yet another indication he is sticking to his campaign promises.

President Trump has consistently been pro-life for several years now, vocally opposing the procedure and noting that Roe v. Wade should be overturned. This represents another campaign point honored now that he has inherited the White House.

The next step is perhaps even more significant. While President Trump merely made a play in decades-old political football, Americans will be watching to see what his next step will be.

According to statistics, over 900,000 abortions were performed in 2015 within the United States. This is a serious loss of life in America. That’s almost a million babies executed without due process of law, only because the mother and special interest organizations view them as not developed enough to be considered human beings.

While abortion totals are trending downward, any number above zero remains a problem. Murder is a serious problem and the voiceless need a voice. A child within the womb is not given due process of law and has no protections, thus making it vulnerable to termination. As hundreds of thousands of unborn children are killed, the question remains about how to stop it.

Roe v. Wade needs to be overturned and the government funding of murdering human beings needs to stop. As President Donald Trump continues to fulfill campaign promises, pro-life activists can find hope that we may actually have a President who will tackle the abortion lobby.

Chris Dixon is a liberty activist and writer from Maine. In addition to being Managing Editor for the Liberty Conservative, he also writes the Bangor Daily News blog "Undercover Porcupine" and for sports website Cleatgeeks.

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