Former Vice President Joe Biden floated funding abortion as a solution to overpopulation in poor countries Thursday.
The 2020 presidential candidate spoke Thursday at a town hall in South Carolina where he discussed how populations in developed countries have declined and proposed funding programs that help women spur economic growth, the Washington Examiner reported Thursday.
An audience member attending the town hall asked Biden what he would do to “empower women” in poor countries to address overpopulation.
“Another serious issue is overpopulation,” the audience member said. “The majority of the world’s population growth takes place in the poorest countries in the world, where women aren’t being empowered. What will you do to help empower women in the world’s poorest countries?”
Biden reportedly explained that he “strongly” opposes limiting United States contributions to organizations that provide “women’s health alternatives for choice.”
“I strongly oppose the limitations on the ability for the United States to contribute to organizations in these countries that, in fact, provide women’s health alternatives for choice,” Biden said.
“We should end that limitation,” he added. “It’s called the Mexico City Rule. We should end that.”
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The Mexico City Policy requires overseas organizations that are receiving aid from the United States not to promote abortion. The policy was first established by former President Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Former President Barack Obama rescinded the policy in 2009, but President Donald Trump re-established the Mexico City Policy in January 2017 shortly after he became president of the United States.
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