Biden's budget follows through on a campaign promise to overturn the Hyde Amendment, a longstanding ban on federal funding for most abortions. It's not clear the change will be approved by Congress.
Mexico City policy
In a move requested by abortion rights advocates, Biden is preparing to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. aid to groups that provide or refer for abortion in other countries.
It's part of an ongoing back-and-forth: Republican presidents ban U.S. funds for foreign aid groups that 'promote' abortion, Democratic presidents revoke the ban. This time things could be different.
The aid cutoff is called the Mexico City policy. Republican presidents instate it. Democratic presidents call it off. A new report looks at the impact on abortion rates in sub-Saharan Africa.
The president has banned U.S. aid to any health organization in another country that performs or promotes abortion. Kenya's oldest provider of reproductive health services has already lost funding.
In March, the "She Decides" initiative announced $190 million for charities that would lose U.S. support under the Trump administration's anti-abortion policy. Since then, money has kept pouring in.
Foreign aid restrictions introduced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 have been expanded by the Trump administration. They could hinder HIV prevention and the fight against infectious disease.
When the president took action to block U.S. foreign aid funding of groups linked to abortion, a Dutch government official started fundraising.
The new president has reinstated the "Mexico City" policy first instituted by Ronald Reagan in 1984. And this version is even broader than previous ones.
The "Mexico City policy" blocked federal funds for international family-planning charities if they were to "promote" abortion.