Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Praises Trump Administration for Ensuring that U.S. Global Health Assistance Doesn’t Promote Abortion

August 20, 2020

 

WASHINGTON–Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked and praised the Trump Administration following the release of its second report showing successful implementation of an expanded Mexico City Policy aptly renamed, “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” The report shows that the vast majority of foreign NGOs—1,285 out of 1,340—have complied with this policy with minimal disruption of health services and no reduction in funding.

“The Trump Administration deserves our praise for ensuring that U.S. global health assistance funding actually promotes health and human rights, and doesn’t undermine them by promoting abortion. Killing innocent and defenseless unborn children through abortion is not health care. Abortion violates an unborn child’s most basic human right, the right to life, and it also can wound the mother emotionally and physically. Americans recognize this injustice and an overwhelming majority of them oppose giving tax dollars to organizations that are more committed to promoting abortion than providing health services.”