INTRODUCTION The “sexual revolution” of the late 1960s in the United States and Europe was based on the idea that the link between sex and pregnancy is opt-in rather than…
In the previous two cycles of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United States of America (U.S.) received recommendations that it change its laws and policies regarding funding for foreign assistance in order to fund abortions in other countries.
Last November at a summit in Nairobi, the UN Population Fund announced that it would take $264 billion to reduce global maternal deaths and protect women and girls from violence. The agency just released a publication outlining the details of how the billions would be spent—and the fine print includes abortion.
Abortion groups are scrambling to keep U.S. government funding after Senate and House Republicans caught them exploiting loopholes in the U.S. pro-life foreign policy that forbids them to receive taxpayer monies to promote and perform abortions abroad.
The expanded Mexico City Policy cut off U.S. funding to foreign groups that promote or perform abortion, but it did not stop funding to domestic groups that turn around and hand taxpayer money to those same foreign abortion groups.
Last week, the Trump administration hosted an international strategy meeting for ambassadors, ministers, and other government officials to discuss a way forward for the pro-life cause internationally.