BMJ Examines U.S. Mexico City Policy’s Impact On Foreign Organizations Providing Reproductive, Sexual Health Services

The BMJ: Abortion: U.S. global gag rule is having ‘chilling effect’ on sexual health service providers
“Fear and confusion over the United States’ ‘global gag rule’ on abortion has led to self censorship and over-implementation of the policy, experts on sexual and reproductive health and rights have warned. The ‘global gag rule’ — also known as the Mexico City policy — prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations that receive U.S. global health funding from providing legal abortion services or referrals and also bars advocacy for abortion law reform. The policy was reinstated and expanded by President Donald Trump when he took office…” (Cousins, 11/16).

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