Biden to repeal ban on aid to foreign charities that help women access abortions
The policy has been a live wire since it was introduced by Ronald Reagan
Read our full mailing list consent termsBut under his administration the policy was expanded even further.In May 2017 the ban, which previously covered around $600million in family planning funds, was applied to all American international health care, totalling an estimated $9billion, including HIV, nutrition, tuberculosis and malaria programmes.
Scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals, likeThe Lancetin 2019, have since claimed that the policy is counter-productive and has the unintended effect of actually increasing unintended pregnancies and abortions.“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,” Dr Fauci told the group’s annual executive board meeting, as reported in
The Guardian.The meeting also marked the start of a thaw in WHO and US relations.Dr Fauci, the chief medical adviser, announced today that America would be remaining a member, after Trump announced a withdrawal back in May because it was allegedly too “China-centric”. headtopics.com
They will also be formally joining Covax, a programme that pools international funds to buy vaccines and equally distribute them around the world.“I am honoured to announce the US will remain a member of the WHO,” Dr Fauci said, paying tribute to the WHO’s “relentless” work and calling the director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “my dear friend”.
Mr Tedros called Dr Fauci “my brother Tony”.“This is a good day for the WHO and a good day for global health,” he added. Read more: The Independent »
Summer catch-up schools planned for pupils in England
A total of £700m will help ensure 'no child is left behind' due to the pandemic, Boris Johnson says.
Thought he was a devout Catholic Give it away, you know Harris wants it