Devex, Guardian Examine Impacts Of Trump Presidency, Reinstatement Of Mexico City Policy On Women Worldwide

Devex: One year on, full impact of ‘global gag rule’ begins to emerge
“The long-term impacts of the ‘global gag rule’ are beginning to emerge as a major family planning provider projects that approximately two million women will be denied sexual and reproductive health services as a result of the order reinstated this time last year. Family planning and global health experts warn that the full consequences will continue to unfold…” (Edwards, 1/19).

The Guardian: How has Donald Trump’s first year affected women?
“…Much of Trump’s first year in office has been dedicated to undoing the work of his predecessor, from rescinding the requirement in Barack Obama’s health care law that employers provide contraception coverage, to rolling back a rule introduced under his predecessor designed to close the gender pay gap. In one of his first acts, Trump — surrounded by a large group of men in what became a notorious photograph — reinstated a ‘global gag rule’ policy that restricts the U.S. government from providing funds to international family planning organizations that offer abortion-related services…” (Siddiqui, 1/18).

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