On Monday, January 23rd, 2017, just two days after the Women’s March, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule.
The Mexico City Policy bans the United States from funding international nongovernmental organizations that offer reproductive health options if they provide abortions.
For the last eight years, the United States spent $600 million a year helping 27 million women and couples obtain contraceptives and other health services.
Trump is known for being against abortion, though he had been pro-choice in the past. Pro-choice groups have criticized Trump for reinstating this policy.
The policy was created in 1984 by Ronald Reagan. It was later repealed by Bill Clinton in 1993. Since then, it had been reinstated and then repealed again depending on which Party was in office.