Trump to expand anti-abortion policy: report

Trump to expand anti-abortion policy: report
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President Trump's administration is reportedly planning to expand the so-called Mexico City policy that bans U.S. funding for abortions overseas.

The administration will announce a policy Monday called "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance," CBN reported.

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“The pro-life policy will apply to global health assistance funding for international health programs, such as those for HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, global health security, and family planning and reproductive health," a White House official told "The Brody File."

Earlier this year, the president reignited the war over abortion by signing an executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions.

The Mexico City policy, established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, blocks federal funding for international family planning charities that provide abortions or actively promote the procedure.

Referred to by critics as the "global gag rule," the policy has been subjected to a game of political football over the years, with Democratic presidents rescinding the policy upon taking office, as President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president CNN's Don Lemon: Anyone supporting Trump ‘complicit' in racism DOJ warrant of Trump resistance site triggers alarm MORE did in 2009, and Republican presidents reinstating it.