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Global Gag Rule

Trump's Expanded Global Gag Order Is Dangerously Restrictive

Jacquelyn Corley | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Jacquelyn Corley

To counteract Trump's policy shift, eight countries, including Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Canada, announced on Thursday that they are creating an effort to raise funds to fill the potential deficit.

Health Clinics Already Hit By ‘Catastrophic’ Global Gag Rule

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home

The story of one family planning clinic in Nairobi shows how President Trump’s decision to cut U.S. funding to any organization that so much as disc...

It's Time To Take President Trump At His Word

Jessica Waters | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
Jessica Waters

He told us what he would do, and now he's doing it.

Trump's War on Women's Rights Begins

Juliana Buhring | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
Juliana Buhring

One of Donald Trump's first acts as president of the USA was to sign an executive order which prohibits organisations that receive US family planning ...

Trump Blocked Global Abortion Funds, So The Dutch Government Is Stepping In

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home

In keeping with a long-standing Republican policy that began with President Ronald Reagan, President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated the “global g...

Reproductive Rights: The Canary In The Coal Mine

Françoise Girard | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Françoise Girard

The actions taken by the Trump Administration on abortion rights, sexuality education, and contraception will provide early signals of the direction in which he intends to take all human rights over the next four years.

Save Women's Lives - End the Helms Overreach

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Home
Nancy K. Kaufman

By the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), almost all abortions are unsafe in certain regions, such as Africa or Central and South America. If abortion care were made available with U.S. aid as it is in the U.S., a significant number of women's lives would be saved.

Securing the Future With Youth Reproductive Health

John Seager | Posted 02.15.2015 | Home
John Seager

Without the ability to control when and how to have a family, young people won't be able to drive the economic and social progress needed to secure a prosperous future for our planet and its inhabitants.

Déjà Rule: The Health Damaging Consequences of Reinstating the Global Gag Rule in 2015

Jennifer Sherwood | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home
Jennifer Sherwood

We all care about women's lives, and PEPFAR under President Bush and President Obama has vastly improved the health of women and their families, while building vital healthcare system infrastructure. Let's continue the success, without being undermined by the Global Gag Rule.

How a GOP Congress Could Harm Women Worldwide

John Seager | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home
John Seager

What do a 25-year-old woman in Dhaka, Bangladesh and an 18-year-old woman in Niamey, Niger have in common? Their lives could be threatened by destructive measures passed by the new GOP-controlled Congress.

House GOP Sounds Off With Still More Disagreeable Dissonance

John Seager | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
John Seager

Why do Republicans in the House play the same old song every year when sitting down to decide the fate of millions of women worldwide? Every year they trot out their mean-spirited, anti-woman agenda aimed at cutting funds for reproductive health.

Gag Me: A Brief History of Trying to Get Us to Stop Talking

Steven Conn | Posted 11.29.2013 | Home
Steven Conn

The first gag rule didn't make the outrage over slavery go away, nor did the global gag rule prevent women from going through dangerous pregnancies, nor will the North Carolina legislature's scientific wisdom keep the water from rising.

Laura Bassett

Senate Advances Abortion Coverage For Peace Corps Volunteers | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.26.2013 | Home

While Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) works on a bill that would limit abortion rights in the U.S., his colleagues across the aisle are working to expand ab...

Global Gag Rule's Return Would Threaten Women Worldwide

John Seager | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home
John Seager

For decades, reinstating the Global Gag Rule has been seen as the default "pro-life" position. I would argue that it's anything but.

Five Things the House is Doing to Attack Choice

Nancy Keenan | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Nancy Keenan

In the first five months of 2012, the anti-choice House leadership has lined up no fewer than five separate bills with anti-choice provisions for floor action. It's amazing they can keep a straight face when they say there's no War on Women.

What Does an Election Year Mean for Women's Health and Rights?

Serra Sippel | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Serra Sippel

In 2011, Congress' cup runneth over with attempts to limit or restrict completely women's health and rights, both at home and abroad. In 2012, there is a presidency at stake -- so what does that mean for women's health and rights in the coming year?

As Congress Returns, Women Will Need Courageous Leaders

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Serra Sippel

A remorseless House of Representatives returns to Capitol Hill today, armed with a grim anti-woman agenda. Brace yourself for another tiresome, ideological attack on women's health and rights, in the form, once again, of the Global Gag Rule.

Gag Me: The War on Women Goes Global

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Surely you have heard that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to reinstate the Global Gag Rule that prevents any family planning agencies that provide information about abortion service from receiving any U.S. foreign aid.

Laura Bassett

GOP's Foreign Aid Cuts Could Dramatically Increase Unsafe Abortions | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home

House Republicans' proposed cuts to international family planning programs could result in 1.3 million more unsafe abortions around the world, 9.4 mil...

Laura Bassett

House Committee Votes To Reinstate Abortion 'Gag Rule,' Could Cut AIDS Assistance To Poor Countries | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.21.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted on Thursday to reinstate an extreme version of the Global Gag Rule, which blocks all U.S. mone...

Amanda Terkel

Global Family Planning Funding Threatened By GOP Budget Cuts | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans continue to push for sweeping cuts amidst federal budget talks, women's rights advocates worry the threat to internation...

GOP War on Women Goes Global

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jodi Jacobson

These cuts to basic services benefiting the poor, and particularly poor women, will not reduce the deficit, will not create jobs, and will not improve the future prospects of the United States.

Pro-Choice Progress: A Primer on President Obama's First 100 Days

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Keenan

NARAL Pro-Choice America will mark this milestone with another reminder of how electing leaders who support the values of freedom and privacy does make a difference in the lives of women and their families.

A Sign that Family Planning is Desperately Needed

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ruxin

The so-called gag rule has been a tragic mistake in the real world, especially in Rwanda, where HIV/AIDS and unplanned pregnancies are rampant.

Playing Games with Women's Lives

Alex Horne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Horne

The Global Gag Rule restricts U.S. foreign aid to non-US-based organizations that provide legal voluntary abortion services or advocate for less restrictive abortion laws within their country.