Kenyan Health Providers Express Significant Concern About Impact Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s Health
PRI: Kenyan health providers call Trump’s global gag rule ‘a death sentence’ for women
“‘We’ve been given a death sentence.’ That’s how one Kenyan health clinic views President Donald Trump’s ban on U.S. federal [global health] funding for international groups that provide, support or discuss abortions. Critics call the policy the ‘global gag rule.’ The U.S. already prohibits the use of [U.S.] funds for [the performance of abortion at] foreign family planning centers that provide abortions. But the global gag rule goes one step further in that it restricts doctors or other health providers in these centers from even mentioning the word, ‘abortion,’ to their patients. Kenya is heavily dependent on U.S. health funds to fight HIV/AIDS and provide female reproductive services…” (Tong, 8/2).