Mexico City Policy

The Mexico City Policy Increases Family Planning Money

The Mexico City Policy requires that “nongovernmental organizations agree as a condition of their receipt of Federal funds that they will neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.” Simply, it prohibits Federal funding of abortion overseas. Opponents of the Mexico City Policy claim that countries with a high demand for family planning are hurt by Mexico City Policy. It is simply not true. In fact, Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) explained during the debate on the House floor that “U.S.-funded family planning increases dramatically in countries where USAID has found the need to be greatest.” In 2007, when the Mexico City Policy was reinstated,...

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