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Trump Administration Should Recognize Importance Of Investing In Women’s, Girls’ Health, Not Reinstate Mexico City Policy

Rewire: A Trump Gag Rule Has No Place in 2017
In this commentary, Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), discusses the Trump administration’s expected reinstatement of the Mexico City policy, also called the “global gag rule,” writing, “Some, including myself, are concerned that a Trump Gag Rule will extend beyond restricting international family planning funds and be applied to U.S. funding of other key issues, including HIV prevention, maternal health, humanitarian projects, and education. … Acknowledging the importance of investing in the well-being of women and girls, the world has evolved dramatically over the past three decades when it comes to reproductive health and rights, and so should U.S. foreign policy…” (1/19).

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