Trump poised to reinstate 'global gag rule' on Roe v. Wade anniversary: report

Trump poised to reinstate 'global gag rule' on Roe v. Wade anniversary: report
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' MORE plans to reinstate the “Mexico City policy” that bans federal funds for nongovernmental organizations that offer abortions or even provide information about abortion, a congressional staffer told Foreign Policy on Thursday.

The policy, also know as the “global gag rule,” could be reinstated as early as Sunday, the report noted. If so, it would coincide with the anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal, which was decided on January 22, 1973.

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“It will be one of their first actions, which is very short-sighted,” she told Foreign Policy.

Shaheen said abolishing other programs that claim to promote gender equality is "antithetical here in our democracy.”

The "Mexico City policy" has been highly partisan issue over the past several decades.

According to the report, the gag rule has been in place under Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Democratic Presidents Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe unexpected shadow of 1994, 25 years later Broadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales Broadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales MORE and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Trump EPA finalizes rule to kill Obama climate plan | Trump officials delayed releasing docs on Yellowstone superintendent's firing | Democrats probe oil companies' role in fuel rule rollback Overnight Energy: Trump EPA finalizes rule to kill Obama climate plan | Trump officials delayed releasing docs on Yellowstone superintendent's firing | Democrats probe oil companies' role in fuel rule rollback House Democrats investigate oil companies' involvement in fuel standards rollback MORE, axed the policy after taking office.