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Administration Broadens Abortion Policy

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by Kimberly Leonard

The State Department announced Monday that it will broaden the definition of the “Mexico City” policy that bans U.S. aid from supporting organizations that perform or endorse abortions.

The “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Initiative” broadens the policy that previously covered only family planning funds to now cover all foreign health assistance provided by government agencies, including the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and the Department of Defense.

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