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Marie Stopes International Closing, Scaling Back Programs Due To Reinstatement Of Mexico City Policy

CBC News: Trump changes to foreign aid restricting access to family planning services in poorest countries
“Women in some of the poorest countries in the world are already feeling the effects of the Trump administration’s sweeping changes to foreign aid, and the impact will only widen, advocates say. The reinstatement of the Mexico City policy will lead to unintended pregnancies, maternal deaths, and even more poverty, says one of the world’s largest family planning organizations. With the policy cutting off part of its funding, Marie Stopes International says this month it is closing or scaling back projects that provide free or inexpensive contraception for women in Madagascar and Zimbabwe…” (Burns-Pieper, 9/16).

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