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The Global Gag Rule Doesn't Save Lives, It Puts Women In Jeopardy

Doctors Without Borders | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women
Doctors Without Borders

The following piece was written by Aerlyn Pfeil, midwife and member of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA) board of direc...

Trump's Expanded Global Gag Order Is Dangerously Restrictive

Jacquelyn Corley | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
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.

Get Ready For More Unsafe Abortions Around The World

Christopher Purdy | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Christopher Purdy

Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, you should be very concerned by Mr. Trump’s re-instituting the “Global Gag Rule,” also known as the Mexi...

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.

Donald Trump Reinstates Ronald Reagan's Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump has reinstated a federal ban on U.S. funding for international health organizations...

Laura Bassett

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

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.

Amanda Terkel

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

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

Playing Games with Women's Lives

Alex Horne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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.

The 200 Million Dollar Question

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Republicans staged a temper tantrum last week over spending $200 million on contraceptive coverage. It turns out such a request wasn't even included in the stimulus.

Do Contraceptives Stimulate the Economy?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There has been a lot of damage done to family planning funding over the past eight years. However, this may not be the right issue around which to have the battle.

Another Victory: Obama Rescinds the Mexico City Policy, AKA the Global Gag Rule

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When it was rescinded by President Clinton in 1993 I was barely aware of how important The Mexico City Policy was, but Dubya's first-day move hit me hard. Right in the uterus, in fact.

Dropping Family Planning Funding Is the Right Move

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Ready access to contraceptives for low-income citizens is an essential part of creating a stable, informed and healthy population. There should be a bill aimed at openly supporting this policy.

Why Pro-Life Obama Supporters Should Be Disappointed

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

Obama's pro-life supporters are claiming to be pleased that he at least waited a day before reportedly repealing the Mexico City "gag rule." If I were them, I'd be disappointed.

Obama Will Not Use Roe V. Wade Anniversary To Overturn 'Mexico City' Policy

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Brody File has learned that President Obama WILL NOT issue an executive order today that would have reversed a Bush administration policy which ba...

Obama May Reverse Abortion Policy Through Executive Order: CNN

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama is considering issuing an executive order to reverse a controversial Bush administration abortion policy in his first wee...