Lamborn Supports State Department's Pro-Life Initiative

May 16, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Lamborn released the following statement in response to the Administration's changes to the Mexico City policy: 

"Yesterday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson implemented the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, formerly known as the Mexico City Policy. This policy precludes international non-governmental organizations from receiving funding from the United States if that NGO performs abortion as a method of family planning, or promotes abortion as such. Historically, this policy had applied to funds under international family planning streams. However, when President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy in January, he further directed Secretary Tillerson to expand the policy to include all global health assistance under the Department of State, Department of Defense, and USAID. This is a critical step in protecting American taxpayers from unwittingly funding abortion overseas, while also freeing up funds to support other NGOs that are not enmeshed in the tragic business of abortion."

- Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)