Issue Brief: The Expanded Mexico City Policy: Implications for the Global Fund
On January 23, 2017, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy (MCP) and directing the Secretary of State to expand it to apply to all United States Global Health Assistance (U.S. GHA). The Expanded Mexico City Policy (EMCP or the Policy), which became effective in May 2017, restricts non-U.S.-based or foreign nongovernmental organizations (fNGOs) from receiving U.S. GHA if they perform, counsel on, or refer for abortion, or advocate for its liberalization outside of limited exceptions.
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