December 6, 20168:41 AM ET
by Nurith Aizenman, NPR
It's a policy battle that has been playing out over three decades.
In 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan imposed an anti-abortion rule — known as the "Mexico City policy" after the city where he announced it. The rule blocked federal funding for international family planning charities unless they agreed not to "promote" abortion by, among other actions, providing patients with information about the procedure or referrals to providers who perform it.
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