The USA's Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy (PLGHA) is an expansion of the Mexico City Policy
(MCP), which prohibited foreign NGOs that provide termination-of-pregnancy (TOP) services or actively promote TOP as a family-planning method from receiving US federal funding for family planning programmes.
Within days of taking office, President Trump took executive action to restore the Mexico City Policy
, initially issued by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.
"We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new Federal Judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court Justices, the Mexico City Policy
, and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life.
Moreover, the Trump administration has expanded the "Mexico City Policy
," also known as the "global gag rule," which forbids organizations that receive U.S.
A Trump administration report on its reinstatement of the "Mexico City Policy
" shows that nongovernmental organizations "are willing and able to comply with this policy," said the U.S.
And in his first week in office, Trump's administration re-established the Reagan-era Mexico City Policy
, stopping international nongovernmental organizations that promote or provide abortions from receiving federal funding.
The White House has advanced several policies through executive orders rather than legislation, starting with an expanded version of the Bush-era Mexico City policy
, which bars U.S.
On the positive side, one of Donald Trump's first official actions as president was to re-implement the Mexico City Policy
, first initiated by the Reagan administration (before being rescinded by Bill Clinton, re-instituted by George W.
Trumps' decisions come as part of his 'Global Gag Rule' or 'Mexico City Policy
' introduced in May.
The global gag rule, also known originally as the Mexico City policy
, was first implemented in 1984 to halt U.S.
President Trump has reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy
prohibiting foreign nongovernmental organizations from offering counseling or referrals for abortion services if they receive funding from the U.S.