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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Donald Trump is keeping his pro-life promise from 2017, barring U.S. funding for two groups that perform and promote abortion in Africa.
Marie Stopes International (MSI), a British-based abortion giant, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) are slated to close teams and programs in Africa since Trump is yanking funds from international organizations that perform abortions.
Both groups received millions of taxpayer dollars under President Barack Obama to provide and advocate for abortions in Africa. They are the largest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa ending the lives of unborn babies.
"Commitments have been made, but the money has not been forthcoming," said IPPF's Kwamboka team. "This reliance on aid from other countries ... cannot go on."
The funding collapse of MSI and IPPF comes on the heels of a plan Trump announced on Friday to slash taxpayer funding to U.S. abortion mills.
The president is reviving a Reagan-era rule barring "family planning" centers that receive U.S. tax dollars under Title X from issuing abortion referrals, discussing abortion with clients and sharing space with abortion providers.
Other pro-life victories for Trump include the nomination and confirmation of pro-life Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court last year and a resolution signed in April 2017 that rescinded Obama's executive order forcing states to provide grants under Title X to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
Last October, Trump defanged the Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate, exempting religious organizations and Catholic schools from being forced to cover abortifacients and contraceptives in their health plans.