Pro-life leaders condemned President Joe Biden’s Thursday announcement that he will rescind the Mexico City Policy, which prevents American taxpayer dollars from funding abortions abroad.

In a presidential memorandum released Thursday, the new president announced that he will “immediately” rescind the Mexico City Policy.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser noted that both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have promised to unify the nation, but said that Biden’s decision to reverse the Mexico City Policy “flies in the face” of the idea of unity.

Biden, the second Catholic president of the United States, has drawn criticism for his support for abortion despite the Catholic Church’s open opposition to abortion. Brian Burch, the president of Catholic Vote, highlighted the disparity between Biden’s actions and Catholic teaching in a Thursday statement.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said that Biden’s decision returns the United States to the “pro-abortion policies of Barack Obama” and forces taxpayers “back into a partnership with the overseas abortion industry.”

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