On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, an international pro-life regulation that is generally seen as an indicator of an incoming president’s views on abortion.
The executive order was signed January 23, one day after the anniversary of the far-reaching Roe v. Wade decision that mandated legal abortion throughout the U.S.
Originally instituted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, the Mexico City Policy states that foreign non-governmental organizations may not receive federal funding if they perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning.
In the years that followed, the Mexico City Policy has become emblematic of a new president’s stance on abortion. Incoming presidents generally overturn or reinstate the policy within their first week of office, symbolizing the stance that they will take on abortion issues over the course of their presidency.
President Bill Clinton overturned the policy on January 22, 1993. President George W. Bush reinstated it January 22, 2001. President Barack Obama once again rescinded it on January 23, 2009, drawing swift criticism from the Vatican.
Restoring the policy was not among Trump’s campaign promises, leading to some concern over whether he would institute the policy if elected.
Trump did make other pro-life campaign promises, including pledges to nominate pro-life Supreme Court justices; sign into law a ban on late-term abortions; defund Planned Parenthood and reallocate funding to community health centers that do not perform abortions; and make permanent a ban taxpayer funding of abortion.
And in the meantime, he pushed his Press Secretary out into the Press, for his first role, to LIE to the American Public, via the Press corps, about something that, at the end of the day, is a pretty stupid point of fact. Then the next day, he sends another operative out to defend that bad choice and claim a kind of supposed high ground with “alternative facts”. Well, tell me, when do facts matter? If we can’t trust the President with small facts, how can we trust him with the big ones? Maybe there is a kind of “alternative facts” with regard to abortion?
It looks as if you are looking for your “silver lining” in this dark cloud. Oh, no wait…he saved millions of childrens lives, as he promised and skeptics boo hoo’d, and all he gets is a “yippee.” There’s a word in the dictionary for that…just can put my finger on it….Let me try in Portugese…..ingratidão
I think you have an alternative view of what’s going on.
The alternative to sin is love of God! Prayer works! This good action of reinstating the Mexico City Policy most certainly Trumps the diabolically oriented, Women’s Culture of Death March. Remember the Blue Army! Soldiers of Christ, Pick up your powerful spiritual weapon that defeats error, converts hearts and makes the enemies of God flee. Keep praying the rosary!
Woman who tortured, killed man was featured speaker at Women’s March
YFC, are you pro-life or pro-abortion?
More nonsense, “YFC.” It took President Trump, a modest Episcopalian, to have the courage to do this. Catholic bishops are too feminized (like Abp. Cupich), too craven (like Cardinal Dolan), too heretical (like B. McElroy) to stand up for the Faith, the very truth of God. No, it took a non-Catholic to do this, and he will do much, much more to protect life.
Those Catholics who fail to stand up for the Faith do not deserve it, like the Jews who refused Christ. Perhaps God has a very different plan for the Church, ecumenical only in that He will work through others to bring the Church to heal, to refashion it to do His will.
Donald Trump is not an Episcopalian, let alone a “modest” one. I don’t know where you got that lie. I’m pretty sure that the thrice married and self-admittedly more bedded Trump is more craven and more heretical than any of the cardinals you mentioned. I don’t think Trump has ever once in his ever life “stood up for the faith”, except when it got him a better deal or a higher office.
This is a very good start for the Trump government. Let us hope and pray that President Trump selects pro-life judges to the Supreme Court of America to try and overturn Roe versus Wade once and for all. America needs to do all this to get in God’s good book. Pray America Pray!
As an FYI, it’s not the Trump government: it’s the Trump administration. From an American civic’s perspective, this is a very important distinction.
THX B 2 GOD!
No victory here. Community health centers are merely trickle down abortion clinics. And do you really care whether the crook who robbed you is spending the loot wisely?
“community health centers are merely trickle down abortion clinics”. What a disgusting alternative fact view of the world. There is no fact in your statement. Commnity health clinics give flu shots, do cholerstrol and blood pressure checks, accept fecal occult tests, and SAVE LIVES.
Right, no alternative views allowed, only one fellow fascist view permitted. The weird alliance between gay left and all-abort.
haahaa anndy-nonymous. FACTS are not “views” and there is no such thing as “alternative” facts, there are only facts. The fact is that community health centers are NOT “merely trickle down abortion clinics”. That statement would be a lie, not an “alternaive view”, and to state the actual fact is not a “fascist view”. Good Lord!
Yet when the Fellow Catholic doesn’t like the presented facts (for example, on “climate-change”, that unadjusted NASA satellite data shows no warming (now for over 20 years),
he has been known to simply dismiss it, actually posting here @ CCD, simplistically saying , “Your facts are wrong.”
Neat. Don’t have to deal with “facts” or “views” if they get in the way of the pre-determined agenda. Alt-left reality. Alt-left abortion as backup-birth control. Alt-left Russian hacking as reality. Alt-left bizarro world.
Hymie, I suggest that you look into community health more closely.. A less expensive way to deliver good health care to people on the periphery is to have clinics scattered throughout cities. Those on Medical can go there, get to see a doctor, get lab work done and xrays as needed, and reasonably priced Rx’s. That will be a more frequent way of delivering health care in the future for those who can’t afford expensive doctors and hospitals. It will reduce health care costs and improve outcomes. People will be healthier and therefore not need expensive procedures, emergency rooms and hospital stays. I think you would like that.
Read it again so you understand clearly!
“sign into law a ban on late-term abortions; defund Planned Parenthood and reallocate funding to community health centers that do not perform abortions”
Thank God, that one stroke of President Trump’s pen will stop the further evil killing of innocent babies at Obama’s cold blooded hands. I thought I had read Obama was funneling $300 million per year of our national debt to these foreign nation NGOs. If an abortion costs on average $1 thousand, than 300 thousand babies were just spared and awful, painful, hideous, unprovoked, and unwarranted execution. Yes babies lives do matter, babies of all colors! For 8 years of infantile genocide that would make it Obama supported the…
Once was sufficient–an old story. Those abortions will still take place, don’t kid yourself. It’s a shell game. And community health centers are notorious for abortion referral (also contraception for teens and tweens). Pol reallocators are scoundrels right and left.
My goods (and yours) are forcefully confiscated by the very entity tasked with securing them. If I am rolled, I hardly worry if the culprit spends the loot in dissolute living or on his girlfriend’s abortion. I simply want my property back. If Mugsy has a change of heart and decides to give it all to Visiting Angels or Meals-on-Wheels, that only adds insult to injury.
The entire ruling class, the media, academia, etc is against Trump which is why his supporters will be there for him even more. And now he just stole 3MM union workers from the Dems.
How wonderful, that P Francis called Trump to thank and congratulate him on his cold and courageous action to protect life. And so did Archbp. Gomez.
Oh: that was ‘fake news,’ sorry:
So far, Trump’s defense of the lives of the unborn (‘Mexico City Policy’) has drawn a loud silence from the pontificating Argentine and the otherwise loquacious LA archbishop. As well as the USSR/USCCB.
Really? You are equating the former USSR with the USCCB, the catholic bishops of the Unite States. I’ve just tried tracking down what exactly they all said about each other, and I realize you are spewing out this kind of nonsense. Please, can you tell us the truth, one way or the other, and provide evidence? Otherwise, you show yourself to be careless with facts when you do this USSR/USCCB thing.
Evidence? That there has been no praise of Trump (for the Mexico City Policy) by the weighty hierarchy? You just proved it: you couldn’t find it, Your Alt-Left Catholic.
And fear, when Anselm compares the overwhelmingly socialist slant of the US bishops to the analogous policies of the USSR?
Doesn’t need to prove that. Every sane person knows that:
USSR/USCCB are lock-step, government-allied, social-welfare-addicted statists, with big, big multi million $ payout moneys to Campaign for Human Dev from the Beast.
aA, Ha, had me going. :) Was already imagining the generous portions served of that humble pie?