A number of pro-life House members spoke out in opposition.
H.R. 21 reverses the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, the Trump Administration’s initiative that expanded and enhanced the “Mexico City Policy.” Under the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance program, in order to be eligible for U.S. population assistance, a private organization must sign a contract promising not to perform abortions (except to save the mother’s life or in cases of rape or incest), lobby to change the abortion laws of host countries, or otherwise “actively promote abortion as a method of family planning.
In addition, H.R. 21 appropriates no less than $37.5 million for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and no less than $595 million for international family planning/reproductive health programs.