Featured Image
President Joe BidenPhoto by Win McNamee/Getty Images

WASHINGTON (LifeSiteNews) — The White House plans to ask for $2.6 billion to fund “gender equality” programs, according to an announcement from President Joe Biden on Tuesday. 

I’m proud that my FY 2023 Budget will request $2.6 billion for foreign assistance programs that promote gender equality worldwide,” the president said during his International Women’s Day remarks. The request “more than doubl[es] the amount requested for gender programs last year.” 

Based on his past actions and other statements about “gender equality,” at least some of the money can be expected to go to abortions and birth control in foreign countries. 

As he noted in his Tuesday remarks, the Biden administration has “launched a whole-of-government effort to protect reproductive rights.”  

That includes quickly repealing in January 2021 the Mexico City Policy, which prohibited foreign aid to organizations that commit, promote or refer for abortions. 

A White House fact sheet also groups the $2.6 billion request with the administration’s commitment to advance “sexual and reproductive health and rights at home and abroad at the United Nations’ Generation Equality Forum.” 



Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.