Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2021 / 11:30 am
The Biden administration will repeal the Mexico City Policy in the "coming days," White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told board members of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, January 21.
"It will be our policy to support women's and girls' sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the United States, as well as globally," Fauci told an executive board meeting of the World Health Organization on Thursday.
"To that end, President Biden will be revoking the Mexico City Policy in the coming days, as part of his broader commitment to protect women's health and advance gender equality at home and around the world," Fauci said.
Fauci is serving as President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor on COVID-19, in addition to his continued role as director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He was attending the WHO board meeting on behalf of the Biden-Harris administration.