FROM CARL ANDERSON, SUPREME KNIGHT OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus applauds the measures by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to strengthen the Mexico City policy and to better enforce the Siljander Amendment, steps that are needed to prevent backdoor funding of abortions. We steadfastly oppose sending U.S. tax dollars to NGOs or any organizations that support ending lives through abortion. As the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world, the Knights of Columbus has worked vigorously to protect the lives of the unborn and to re-establish a culture of life in the United States and other countries that are home to our nearly 2 million members. A recent Marist/Knights of Columbus pollshowed Americans are increasingly with us on this issue. That poll found that 75 percent of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion abroad.