Mexico City Policy Impacting Access To Family Planning, HIV Services In Rural Zambia

The Guardian: ‘People will end up dying’: Trump’s cuts devastate clinics in Zambia
“…Until November 2017, a project run by Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) would offer HIV testing in homes, distribute condoms in the community, and give family planning information to teenagers in schools. Such work was halted by the Mexico City policy, or ‘global gag rule,’ signed two years ago by Trump, which blocked U.S. [global health] funds to any [foreign] organizations involved in abortion advice and care overseas. … Women’s rights groups and health experts warned that progress on family planning, population growth, and reproductive rights would be swept away…” (Ratcliffe, 1/21).

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