The Mexico City policy is a simple rule with a tremendous impact. Instituted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, the policy prevents U.S. government money from flowing to non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortion. The policy has been rolled back by every Democratic presidential administration and reinstituted by every Republican administration, so it was no surprise to see the openly pro-abortion Joe Biden roll it back once again. However, it is worth noting that President Trump not only reinstated the old Reagan policy, but actually expanded it to cover all U.S. foreign healthcare aid.
The Mexico City policy should not be controversial. Whether you support abortion or not, federal tax dollars should not be used to promote a practice that is considered to be so controversial right here in the United States. This reality is underscored by a recent slew of developed nations that are legalizing abortion for the first time. The world was rocked in 2018 when Ireland, a nation that claims to be 78% Catholic, voted to legalize abortion. New Zealand followed suit in 2020, as well as Argentina and South Korea earlier this year. The last thing America should be doing is using our money to promote abortion worldwide.
Despite this global turn of events, the United States remains one of the most permissive nations in the world when it comes to abortion. We are one of only seven nations allowing abortion on demand all the way until birth. That puts us in the company of such nations as communist China, North Korea, and Vietnam. Let’s face it, America is behind the curve on the abortion issue. The Mexico City policy kept America from spreading abortion abroad. It’s no wonder President Biden was so quick to rescind it. The left will not be satisfied until their pro-abortion propaganda permeates every corner of the world. The abortion industry wants to expand their profits into a global empire. We cannot wait for other nations to correct America on this issue. As America goes, so goes the world.
The American pro-family movement must work to protect the unborn on our own shores so the evil influence of abortion can be cut off at the root.