'We won't stand by as women die' projected on Trump hotel

'We won't stand by as women die' projected on Trump hotel
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An advocacy group projected a slideshow of images and words onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., late Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE blocking funding to international nongovernmental organizations that provide or promote abortion services.

"It doesn't take a genius to know family planning works," read one of the projections.
 
"We won't stand by as women die" and "#Fight4HER" read others.
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The group — Population Connection Action Fund — projected the slideshow a year after Trump signed an executive order reinstating the so-called Mexico City policy.
 
The policy — established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 — blocks federal funding for international family planning charities that provide abortions or actively promote the procedure.

Democratic presidents have rescinded the policy upon taking office, as President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaKrystal Ball tears into 'Never Trump' Republicans Sanders campaign announces it contacted over 1 million Iowa voters Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats MORE did in 2009, and Republican presidents have reinstated it.

Population Connection Action Fund spokesman Brian Dixon said in a statement that when Trump "imposed his Global Gag Rule, we called it a policy that was both cruel and stupid."

"One year later, we stand by that description," he added.

Dixon also said the rule puts the U.S. "on the side of oppression, not freedom."

"All this is why we’re committed to the fight for health, empowerment and rights," he said.

Earlier this month, the word "shithole" was projected onto Trump's D.C. hotel after the president reportedly referred to some nations as "shithole countries."