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    Default The Trump Ban on Foreign Aid for Organizations Which Offer Abortion Counseling

    A few days ago, President Trump signed an executive order prohibiting the granting of American foreign aid to health providers abroad who discuss abortion or offer abortion as a service.
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    President Trump reinstated a policy on Monday that originated in the Reagan era, prohibiting the granting of American foreign aid to health providers abroad who discuss abortion as a family-planning option.
    United States law already prohibits the use of American taxpayer dollars for abortion services anywhere, including in countries where the procedure is legal. But Mr. Trumpís order takes the prohibition further: It freezes funding to nongovernmental organizations in poor countries if they offer abortion counseling or if they advocate the right to seek abortion in their countries.
    The freeze applies even if the organizations use other sources of funding for these services.
    A few points:
    1.) The claim is commonly made by evangelicals and pro lifers that their tax money is paying for abortions. Rest easy, everyone. This claim is false. As stated above, US law already forbids this. Your tax money has never paid for anyone's abortion.
    2.) This order freezes funding for organizations which discuss abortion as an option. Many of these organizations also offer other health care services, contraceptives, and information about health and the use of contraception. All no longer funded.

    Also from the article:
    Health experts say the policy has not led to a decline in abortions in the affected countries. Some research suggests that it has had the opposite effect: increasing abortion rates by forcing health clinics to close or to restrict contraceptive supplies because of lack of funding. Others say the restriction only heightens the risk of illegal and often unsafe abortions.
    The impact of Mr. Trumpís order is likely to be felt beyond abortion services, which cannot be carried out with federal funding under a 1973 law known as the Helms Amendment, after former Senator Jesse Helms.
    Critics said the order would hinder the ability of women in poor countries to obtain reproductive health services, including family planning, by severing American funding to health clinics that offer a variety of services, including abortion counseling.
    The above is common sense. With less access to contraception, health care, and education about reproduction and contraception, more women will choose abortions. I think it is tragic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathrus View Post
    A few days ago, President Trump signed an executive order prohibiting the granting of American foreign aid to health providers abroad who discuss abortion or offer abortion as a service.
    From the article:

    A few points:
    1.) The claim is commonly made by evangelicals and pro lifers that their tax money is paying for abortions. Rest easy, everyone. This claim is false. As stated above, US law already forbids this. Your tax money has never paid for anyone's abortion.
    2.) This order freezes funding for organizations which discuss abortion as an option. Many of these organizations also offer other health care services, contraceptives, and information about health and the use of contraception. All no longer funded.

    Also from the article:

    The above is common sense. With less access to contraception, health care, and education about reproduction and contraception, more women will choose abortions. I think it is tragic.
    Is that all the news you have to report this morning ? Because I am getting a different line of news from Wall Street. Like the DJIA hit a record 20,000 points .First time in the history of Wall Street that that figure was reached. Humm,,wonder if Mr.Trump had any thing to do with that ?...............m
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewDuvall View Post
    Is that all the news you have to report this morning ? Because I am getting a different line of news from Wall Street. Like the DJIA hit a record 20,000 points .First time in the history of Wall Street that that figure was reached. Humm,,wonder if Mr.Trump had any thing to do with that ?...............m
    To give him credit for the DJIA reaching 20,000 just three days into his presidency is pushing it, but I commend him for not having screwed the economy up yet. I hope that his presidency continues the economic recovery we are now enjoying, and I will give him credit for it where it is due.

    But... we are talking about this abortion executive order in this thread. Why don't you start a separate thread about the great news on Wall St?
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