La reazione dei liberal democratici è ben sintetizzata da codesta frase:
«The GOP is a psychotic party with deranged goals and no shame, and it must be destroyed.»
«What is the ‘global gag rule’?
The rule, otherwise known as the Mexico City policy, requires NGOs to certify that they will not perform or promote abortions anywhere in the world as a condition for receiving US family planning funds. Every Republican president since 1985 has implemented it. But in 2017, Donald Trump adopted a stringent version of the rule, under which NGOs that refuse to sign will be refused all health assistance, including for HIV, primary care, nutrition, tuberculosis and malaria programs. As much as $8bn in US funding could be affected – money that developing world health budgets can ill afford to do without.»
Emergono alcune domande.
– Su quali basi la donna avrebbe il diritto di sopprimere il frutto del concepimento?
– Se per concepire un figlio servono sia il maschio sia la femmina, perché questa decisione dovrebbe essere solo appannaggio di quest’ultima?
– I diritti del padre che volesse far vivere il proprio figlio dove sarebbero finiti?
– Perché lo stato dovrebbe finanziare la soppressione di una vita invece di contribuire al suo allevamento?
«Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., urged congressional leadership to vote on legislation to revoke the Mexico City policy. ….
The Trump administration is expanding a ban on U.S. aid to foreign groups that promote or provide abortions to include those who support others who do, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday.
“We will enforce a strict prohibition on back-door funding schemes and end runs around our policy,” Pompeo said. “American taxpayer dollars will not be used to underwrite abortions.”
The Mexico City policy, named for the city where it was first announced, requires foreign non-governmental organizations to certify that they do not perform or promote abortion as a part of family planning programs in order to receive U.S. funds.
Pompeo said the ban will now extend to those foreign NGOs that provide financial support to other groups who provide abortion services or counseling. ….
The U.S. currently provides $9 billion in aid to global health programs, and Pompeo said assistance would remain at the same level.
“This administration has shown that we can continue to meet our critical global health goals, including providing health care for women, while refusing to subsidize the killing of unborn babies,” he said.»
«Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that the Trump administration is expanding its global gag rule on abortion. Instead of merely banning funds for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that “perform or actively promote” abortion, Pompeo said, the government will now “refuse to provide assistance to foreign NGOs that give financial support to other foreign groups” that provide abortion—or, as he put it, groups in the “global abortion industry.” ….
The GOP is a psychotic party with deranged goals and no shame, and it must be destroyed.»
«The Trump administration has expanded its ban on funding for groups that conduct abortions or advocate abortion rights, known as the global gag rule, and has also cut funding to the Organisation of American States for that reason.
The new policy was announced on Tuesday by the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, who declared: “This is decent. This is right. I am proud to serve in an administration that protects the least among us.”
The Trump administration has already expanded the reach of the funding ban which dates back to the Reagan administration, to apply to all US healthcare assistance, totalling about $6bn.
The extension of the policy announced by Pompeo would not only cut funding to foreign non-governmental organisations directly involved in abortions or abortion rights advocacy, but also those who fund or support other groups which provide or discuss abortion.»
“We can continue to meet our critical global health goals,” Pompeo said. “While refusing to subsidize the killing of unborn babies.” He announced new limitations on the use of federal government funds.
“We will refuse to provide assistance to foreign NGOs that give financial support to other foreign groups in the global abortion industry,” Pompeo said.
Restriction of ‘backdoor funding schemes’
Pompeo said that the new restrictions would “enforce a strict prohibition on backdoor funding schemes and end runs around our policy,” adding that “American taxpayer dollars will not be used to underwrite abortions.”
The Secretary also said the US would cut some assistance to the Organization of America States (OAS) for allegedly lobbying for abortion availability in the Western Hemisphere, but it was unclear how much this would be.
“The institutions of the OAS should be focused on the crises in Cuba, Nicaragua and in Venezuela and not advancing the pro-abortion cause,” Pompeo said.
The changes are an expansion of the so-called “Mexico City policy,” which was first established under President Ronald Reagan but was rescinded by subsequent Democrat administrations.
Just days after taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump reinstated the policy and expanded it to include not only reproductive health programs, but all health programs.
Critics of the policy call it the “global gag rule” and say it hurts reproductive and maternal health care in developing nations.
Pompeo denied that and said the US would continue to be a leader in such aid.
Critics have also said that not only does it limit what organizations can do with their own money, but it places restrictions on the types of conversations health care providers can have with patients.
In January last year, one year after Trump announced the initial funding cuts, Marie Stopes International, an NGO focused on providing contraception and safe abortions, estimated the funding gap would result in 2.5 million unintended pregnancies, 870,000 unsafe abortions, 6,900 avoidable maternal deaths and a €125-million ($141-million) increase in direct healthcare costs.
Human Rights Watch warned last year that Trump was applying the rule not only to the tens of millions of dollars the US gives to family planning programs, but also to the more than $8 billion the US donates to global health issues.