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Global Gag Rule

House GOP Sounds Off With Still More Disagreeable Dissonance

John Seager | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
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 | Politics
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | World
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Women
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

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP War on Women Goes Global

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | World
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 | 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.

Romney Returns: Attacks Obama On Abortion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HOT SPRINGS, Va. — Republican Mitt Romney, a potential candidate for the White House in 2012, accused President Barack Obama on Friday of answer...

Put Women's Health Back in the Picture

Meghan Rhoad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Rhoad

The Global Gag Rule withheld critical funds from organizations abroad which provided legal, voluntary abortions, counseled women about abortion, and engaged in advocacy for abortion rights.

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.

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.

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.

What's So Funny About Abortion?

Kirsten Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Moore

On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade I had to ask myself: why am I still invested professionally and personally in the policy, politics and practice of abortion after twenty years?

The First Step in Protecting Women's Lives

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Malin

Thanks to President Obama, thousands of health care providers will once again be able to inform women of their full range of health care options, will be eligible for family planning funding.

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.

Reclaiming Foreign Policy

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelli Conlin

Senator Clinton brings not only a strong military background to this role but also a dedication to, and humanitarian understanding of, the rights of women.