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Guttmacher Analysis Examines Potential Impacts Of Expanded Mexico City Policy On Global Health, Ethics, Democracy

Guttmacher Policy Review: When Antiabortion Ideology Turns into Foreign Policy: How the Global Gag Rule Erodes Health, Ethics, and Democracy
Sneha Barot, senior policy manager at Guttmacher Institute, discusses the potential impacts of the Trump administration’s expanded Mexico City policy on global health, medical ethics, and democracy, writing, “The global gag rule threatens the provision of health services in developing countries … increases the risk of unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions … violates fundamental principles of medical ethics … repudiates and undermines democratic values…” (6/8).

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