The Nation Examines Mexico City Policy, U.S. Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS

The Nation: Trump’s Global Gag Rule Is Making It Harder to Fight the AIDS Crisis
“President Trump’s State of the Union speech kicked off the year with some dramatic gestures toward ‘global leadership,’ promising to put the United States at the forefront of a crusade to end the AIDS crisis worldwide. But between the lines, Trump’s global humanitarian agenda is actually undermining health care in the communities most deeply afflicted by HIV/AIDS. Trump’s boasts about tackling the AIDS crisis fly in the face of one of his key foreign-aid policies: the so-called global gag rule. … The cumulative impact of the global and domestic gag rules has been a worldwide frontal assault on medical ethics, gender equality, and HIV/AIDS care in vulnerable populations, at home and abroad…” (Chen, 3/25).