Anthony Fauci Praises Ending Anti-Abortion-Funding Mexico City Policy

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Dr. Anthony Fauci praised abortion late this week as a right and good for women’s health.

Fauci, 80, who remains the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also received a new distinction under President Joe Biden:  Chief Medical Advisor to the President.

On Thursday morning, Fauci spoke at the World Health Organization executive board meeting and offered praise for ending the Mexico City Policy.

“And it will be our policy to support women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the United States, as well as globally,” Fauci said Thursday, January 21, according to a press release from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. “To that end, President Biden will be revoking the Mexico City Policy in the coming days, as part of his broader commitment to protect women’s health and advance gender equality at home and around the world.”

The Mexico City Policy, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not ‘perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning’ using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds) as a condition of receiving U.S. government global family planning assistance and, as of Jan. 23, 2017, most other U.S. global health assistance.”

During fiscal year 2021, the United States will spend $750 million on international family planning programs, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Under every Republican president since Ronald Reagan, the Mexico City Policy has prevented that money from going to abortion providers. Under Biden, however, some of it will.

Fauci also praised the Biden administration’s decision to rejoin the World Health Organization after former President Donald Trump pulled out of it.

“The United States also intends to fulfill its financial obligations to the organization,” Fauci said, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “The United States sees technical collaboration at all levels as a fundamental part of our relationship with WHO, one that we value deeply and will look to strengthen going forward.

“As a WHO member state, the United States will work constructively with partners to strengthen and importantly reform the WHO, to help lead the collective effort to strengthen the international COVID-19 response and address its secondary impacts on people, communities, and health systems around the world,” he added.

The World Health Organization favors abortion.

“Every individual has the right to decide freely and responsibly – without discrimination, coercion and violence – the number, spacing and timing of their children, and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health (ICPD 1994),” WHO’s web site reads. “Access to legal, safe and comprehensive abortion care, including post-abortion care, is essential for the attainment of the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health.” 

When it comes to Fauci’s approach to abortion, a previous pro-life administration reportedly had some concerns about him.

Back in 2002, Kaiser Health News reported that then-President George W. Bush and his administration would not name Fauci the National Institute of Health director because of abortion. The report stated that Fauci had been silent on abortion. They also worried that Fauci considered stem cell research from aborted babies “scientifically significant.” The Bush administration discouraged stem cell research.