2001 January 22

President George W. Bush Restores Mexico City Policy


President George W. Bush, in one of his first acts in office, on this day restored the so-called “Mexico City Policy,” which prohibited U.S. foreign aid to any group that provided either abortion information or services. The policy was first instituted by the Reagan administration on August 8, 1984, rescinded by President Bill Clinton on January 22, 1993. President Barack Obama again rescinded the policy on January 23, 2009.

Learn more at a timeline of USAID family planning services: http://www.psi.org/impact-magazine/2011/05/usaid-family-planning-program-timeline-1965-present

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