Express your support of the “Protecting Life” policy to the White House
January 26, 2021
Any day now, Joe Biden will sign an executive order to reverse the “Mexico City policy,” which protects Americans from having their taxpayer dollars fund abortion overseas.
As I’ve said frequently, if the Democrats try to dismantle any pro-life policy of President Trump, they will find us standing there defending it! It is time to speak up!
The Mexico City policy dates back to the administration of President Ronald Reagan. The policy denied funding to international family planning organizations that performed or promoted abortion.
The policy was expanded under President Trump to include organizations working in all areas of global health and was renamed Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA).
Abortion advocates call the policy the “global gag rule” and insisted it would negatively impact the health of people around the world. Analysis of its impact showed that it did no such thing.
A review last summer revealed that the U.S. maintained global health assistance to 98 percent of the overseas healthcare organizations that received funding prior to the policy’s implementation. Two notable exceptions were organizations that preferred abortion to US health assistance.
The Mexico City policy is the proverbial political football, with Democrat presidents suspending it early in their term, and Republican presidents reinstating it.
Biden’s team has indicated that he will once again ensure that our poison abortion ideology flows around the world with our tax dollars.
But when asked about Biden’s plans regarding Mexico City, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had this bizarre response:
"I will just take the opportunity to remind all of you that he is a devout Catholic and somebody who attends church regularly.”
That, of course, is not an answer to a policy question. If anything, it reveals a troubled conscience.
What I’m asking you to do is flood the White House switchboard and email inbox with messages of support for keeping the Mexico City policy intact. It is outrageous that pro-life Americans will have no choice but to send their tax dollars to overseas groups that perform and promote abortion.
And as you make your views known to the White House, please also inform your fellow citizens!
When you click here, you will find out how to contact the White House, and what to say once you do.
Please act today, and please pass along this email to as many others you know who may be interested.
Thank you for being part of the Priests for Life Family!
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
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