Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement today after President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy:
“I applaud President Trump for reinstating the Mexico City Policy. U.S. taxpayer dollars should not be used to perform or promote abortions overseas. This is a positive first step from the Trump Administration on pro-life issues and I look forward to working together to protect life at its most vulnerable stage."
Established by President Reagan in 1984, the Mexico City Policy has been implemented by Republican presidents and rescinded by Democrat presidents. President Obama rescinded it during his first term in office. The Mexico City Policy prevents federal funds from going to any nongovernmental organization that performs or actively promotes abortion as a method of family planning.