Blog Posts Discuss Potential Implications Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s Health, Other Governments’ Family Planning Leadership Opportunities
BMJ Blogs: Scott Greer and Sarah Rominski: The global gag rule and what to do about it
Scott L. Greer, associate professor of global health in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Sarah D. Rominski, research assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School, discuss President Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the Mexico City policy, outlining potential consequences of the policy. They write, “Trump’s action gives European and other governments a clear opportunity to show global leadership by making up for the U.S.’s policy. … Other governments and donors, if they are to truly compensate for what Trump has done, will have to expend both thought and money on ways to compensate for the scale of Trump’s expansion of the order” (1/30).
BMJ Blogs: Kushal Patel: “Gagging the voice of women’s rights”
Kushal Patel, foundation doctor at University College Hospital and F1 representative for the North Central Thames Foundation School, discusses President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City policy and its potential impact on women’s rights and health (1/30).