- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen plans to introduce a bill to repeal President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option.

Republican administrations have instituted them and Democratic ones have rescinded them since 1984. President Barack Obama ended the ban in 2009.

Trump, a Republican, signed it one day after the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States, the date which is traditionally when presidents take action on the policy.

Shaheen, a Democrat, said she plans to introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would permanently repeal the ban. She said the reinstatement “ignores decades of research, instead favoring ideological politics over women and families.”

Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire said she’ll support the bill.

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