During the 2016 campaign, President Donald J. Trump made a pledge to pro-life Americans that when he was elected, he would defund the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

On Monday, President Trump dealt the abortion giant a major blow as he signed an Executive Order reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which bars American tax dollars from going to organizations that advocate for or perform abortions overseas.

From TheBlaze:

The order will strip funds from organizations such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

TheBlaze previously reported that the Mexico City policy, referred to as the “Global Gag Rule” by pro-choice groups, was first enacted by former President Ronald Reagan. Each Republican president since 1984 has authorized it, and each Democratic president has overturned it.

The administration announced Trump’s order the day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Jan. 22, 1973, Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

In a statement, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) praised the executive order.

“President Trump is wasting no time acting on his promises,” Ryan said, adding, “He has renewed President Reagan’s policy to ensure American taxpayers are not forced to subsidize abortions anywhere in the world.”

Cecile Richards, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, criticized the decision on Twitter, as did her organization.

The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List took to Twitter to express their gratitude following President Trump’s action:

Unsurprisingly, the nation’s largest abortion provider and their liberal allies were not happy with President Trump’s Executive Order:

President Trump has promised to sign any legislation that defunds Planned Parenthood, and this appears to be the beginning of the end for the abortion giant’s federal funding.

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