Australian Government Should Pledge Political, Financial Support For Sexual, Reproductive Health Care In Light Of Mexico City Policy

Human Rights Watch: The Australian Government Should Stand by Women Impacted by Global Gag Rule
Elaine Pearson, Australia director at Human Rights Watch, discusses the potential implications of the Mexico City policy reinstatement and expansion on women’s health, foreign NGOs, and health clinics, writing, “This damaging policy restricts women’s choices, promotes censorship of critical health options, and will reduce overall availability of a range of health services in many places. … The Australian government should protect the investments it has been making in global health through its foreign assistance. The Australian government should stand with women and girls and for evidence-based health care by pledging sustained political and financial support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care” (2/28).