Trump Restores NGO Gag Rule on AbortionJanuary 25, 2017 |
by Emily Crockett
President Donald Trump reinstated — and massively expanded — an executive order Monday barring US foreign aid from going to any nongovernmental organization (NGO) that either provides abortion services, or even discusses abortion with its patients as an option for family planning.
Trump has promised to take sweeping actions against abortion, including appointing Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Reinstating and expanding the global gag rule is the first indication of how serious he is.