Why the “Women’s Resistance” Might Self-Destruct

January 26, 2017–Things get a bit awkward when feminists make the patriarchy look good.

On Monday, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, a Reagan-era rule favored by Republican presidential administrations — and consistently tossed aside by Democratic ones — that bans U.S. funding for foreign non-governmental organizations that advocate or perform abortions.

If you’re pro-life, you’re probably applauding the return of the Mexico City Policy, even if you’re skeptical, doubtful, or mildly terrified of President Trump. But abortion-rights supporters, for obvious reasons, hate the policy with the heat of a cartoonish, oversize, slow-motion, action-film fireball that consumes everything in its path. They call it the “Global Gag Rule.”

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