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Marie Stopes International Says Mexico City Policy Will Impact Efforts To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate In Nigeria

Devex: Global gag rule expected to hit safe abortion, contraceptive use in Nigeria
“Marie Stopes International in Nigeria is bracing for a dramatic drop in funding, following United States President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate the Mexico City policy, or ‘global gag rule.’ MSI declined to sign onto the policy, which would require them to cut all services and information relating to abortion, and will therefore forfeit all funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The loss of U.S. support stands to jeopardize recent progress in reducing Nigeria’s maternal death rate, the organization told Devex…” (Roby, 6/9).

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