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President Trump’s Expanded Mexico City Policy Threatens Reproductive Rights

Devex: Opinion: Trump’s first blow against reproductive rights was in the developing world
Brian Dixon, senior vice president of Population Connection Action Fund

“…Trump kicked off his presidency by enacting the global gag rule, [also referred to as the expanded Mexico City policy] … He then moved to [withhold funding from] the United Nations Population Fund … It’s up to us to hold him accountable for what he’s done. In the Senate, a bipartisan group of legislators has rallied behind Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-N.H.) Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act, which would permanently repeal the global gag rule. Representative Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) is leading a similar bill in the House. If we do not stand up for reproductive rights everywhere, for all people, none of us will have any left when the final domino falls” (10/15).

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