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GlobalPost Interviews PAI Official Regarding 'Global Gag Rule'

Following a House Foreign Affairs Committee vote last week to reinstate and expand the “global gag rule” in the FY12 Foreign Relations Authorization Act (HR 2583), GlobalPost’s “Global Pulse” blog features an interview with “Craig Lasher, the director of U.S. government relations at Population Action International, about the global gag rule, its history, and what making it a legislative policy will mean.” According to the blog, the “House Foreign Affairs Committee is due to mark up the State Department appropriations bill later this week, and the bill is poised to go to the House floor after the August recess” (Karimjee, 7/25).