JK Rowling slams Trump for reinstating US ban on funding foreign abortion groups
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J.K. Rowling slammed President Trump for reinstating a ban on federal funds to international groups that provide or "promote" abortions. 

Trump signed an executive order Monday reinstating the Mexico City policy, also known as the “global gag rule,” which blocks federal funding for international charities that provide abortions or information about the procedures.

Rowling, in several tweets on Monday, cited a Guttmacher Institute study about the policy's impact.

“The #globalgagrule risks the lives of some of the poorest women in the world,” Rowling wrote.

“Under the mistaken belief that this will stop abortion. It never has. It just makes it more unsafe."

Rowling later pushed back on criticism of her tweets.

“Lady if you think the deaths of vulnerable African women are a suitable subject for a pussy joke, you’d better hope there’s no hell,” Rowling responded to one critic on Twitter.

The Mexico City policy was first established by former President Ronald Reagan in 1984. Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama meets with Greta Thunberg: 'One of our planet's greatest advocates' Trump: Cokie Roberts 'never treated me nicely' but 'was a professional' Obama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' MORE rescinded the policy in 2009.

Rowling, a vocal Trump opponent, criticized the president during his campaign.

“He has the temperament of an unstable nightclub bouncer, jeers at violence when it breaks out at his rallies and wears his distain for women and minorities with pride,” Rowling said. “God help America. God help us all.”