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Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Mexico City Policy (H.Con.Res. 58)

This law was last updated on Sep 18, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Federal

Number

H.Con.Res. 58

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Aug 13, 2019

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 83
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 84

Topics

Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

www.congress.gov

H.Con.Res. 58 is a concurrent resolution commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the “Global Gag Rule.”

The Mexico City Policy is a U.S. governmental policy that—when in effect—blocks U.S. federal funding for nongovernmental organizations that perform or promote abortion.

The policy was first announced by the Reagan administration at the International Conference on Population in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1984. President Bill Clinton rescinded the policy in 1993. President George W. Bush reinstated the policy in 2001 and President Barack Obama subsequently rescinded the policy in 2009.

On January 23, 2017, President Donald Trump reinstated and expanded the policy, renaming it “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.”

The resolution declares:

That Congress—

(1) commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Mexico City policy;

(2) expresses the hope that the Mexico City policy will be permanently codified in United States law; and

(3) affirms the sanctity of life at all stages, from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death.


Related Legislation

Similar to S.Res. 20.

Related to H.R. 661/S. 190, which would codify the policy into U.S. law.


Latest Action

8/13/19 – Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.


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