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VAT Statement on Implementation of Expanded Mexico City Policy

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Washington, May 18, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the Trump Administration’s implementation of the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, the House Values Action Team (VAT) leadership, Chair Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), and Co-Chairs Reps. Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), and Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), jointly released the following statement:

“It is essential that U.S. foreign assistance is life affirming. The State Department’s implementation of the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, formerly known as the Mexico City Policy, solidifies that U.S. taxpayer dollars will not be used for abortions or the promotion of abortions overseas.”

“This expanded policy reinforces our commitment to the health of mothers and babies, born and unborn, ensuring that American partnership with foreign NGOs upholds human dignity and integrity.”

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