President Joe Biden will sign executive orders on Thursday aimed at rolling back some of the Trump administration’s most far-reaching abortion restrictions, including one denying U.S. aid to health groups abroad that provide information about the procedure.
The actions will begin restoring federal support to abortion providers and organizations that offer abortion counseling while promoting the new administration’s reproductive rights agenda on the global stage.
Biden is set to sign one order rescinding the so-called Mexico City policy — a rule barring U.S. foreign aid from going to any organization that provides abortions or abortion counseling that the Trump administration expanded over his four years in office.
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Biden is setting the wheels in motion today to restore federal funding to health groups in the U.S. and abroad that provide abortions & abortion counseling (though the money still can’t pay for abortions directly). https://t.co/0sODHmDJrM
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