Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Praises Trump Administration for Implementation of Expanded Mexico City Policy

February 8, 2018 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON–CardinalTimothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of CatholicBishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked and praised the TrumpAdministration following release of its six-month report showing early signs ofsuccessful implementation of an expanded Mexico City Policy aptly renamedProtecting Life in Global Health Assistance.

"As Chairman of the United States Bishops' Committee, I againapplaud this Administration for restoring our foreign assistance to itsrightful goals of promoting health and human rights. Abortion undermines basichuman rights, certainly for the child, and it also can wound the motheremotionally and physically. U.S. tax dollars have no business going toorganizations that are unwilling to pursue health outcomes for every person andinstead insist on promoting and imposing their abortion ideology on women andchildren. The six-month report just released by the Trump Administrationprovides early evidence that the vast majority of NGOs—729 out of 733—are willingand able to comply with this policy and that compliance does not appear toundermine delivery of appropriate health services."

Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB,Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Committee on Pro-Life Activities, TrumpAdministration, Mexico City Policy, Protecting Life in Global HealthAssistance, foreign aid, child, abortion, health, human rights, U.S. taxdollars, basic human rights. 


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