Washington D.C., Jan 28, 2021 / 11:15 am
Catholic and pro-life leaders condemned the White House's planned repeal of the Mexico City Policy on Thursday.
The policy prevents the use of tax dollars from going to foreign organizations that perform or promote abortions. The White House announced on Thursday morning that President Joe Biden would be repealing the policy later in the day, among his executive actions on health care.
Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, called the announcement "a deeply disturbing move" as it took place "on the eve of the March for Life." The all-virtual March for Life will be held on Jan. 29.
The repeal "goes against the wishes of an overwhelming majority of Americans - in fact consistent polling shows that 77% of Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortion overseas," she said, citing a Marist poll released on Wednesday.