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Facebook COO, LeanIn.Org Founder Sheryl Sandberg Speaks Out Against Trump Administration’s Expanded Mexico City Policy

The Hill: Sheryl Sandberg blasts Trump’s revival of ban on abortion funding
“Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg is blasting President Trump’s decision to revive a ban on foreign aid to overseas health providers who give abortion counseling or provide abortions. Sandberg took to Facebook Thursday evening to share an article from the New York Times about her support for the Global Health Empowerment and Rights Act, saying the reinstated ban ‘could have terrible consequences for women and families around the world’…” (Firozi, 1/27).

Washington Post: Sheryl Sandberg was quiet about the Women’s March. Now she’s sounding off about a Trump policy.
“…In her post Thursday, Sandberg cited her own career experience. ‘I started my career working at the World Bank on health care in India,’ she wrote. ‘I saw firsthand how clinics funded by foreign aid are often the only source of health care for women.’ Sandberg’s post followed a critical column published Thursday in the Silicon Valley publication Pando that questioned why she had not spoken out more against Trump or about the Women’s March. ‘Since November, I’ve heard one phrase uttered over and over by senior women in the Valley: “Why isn’t Sheryl saying anything about this?”‘ wrote the site’s founder, Sarah Lacy, in the sharply worded essay…” (McGregor, 1/27).

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