‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Expanded Mexico City Policy Guidelines
Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global gag rule spelled out, restricting services, support and resources, turning recipients into enforcers across the foreign aid spectrum
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights recently released USAID guidelines for organizations receiving U.S. aid to implement the reinstated and expanded Mexico City policy. She notes “the new version turns overseas recipients of American aid into enforcers of the policy, tasking them with not [only] adhering to the policy but ensuring that no sub-recipient (or organization carrying out any of the funded work) violates the policy as well. … Further … the enforcement role affects American nonprofits carrying out U.S.-funded programs as well, tasking them with policing their sub-recipients for violations…” (5/24).