U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act

Concord Monitor: Editorial: ‘Global gag rule’ is failed, deadly policy
Editorial Board

“…The day after Trump signed the order reinstating and expanding the Mexico City policy, [also referred to as the global gag rule,] Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and 46 co-sponsors … introduced the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act to permanently repeal the policy. … The bill would allow foreign NGOs to use non-U.S. funds to provide abortion-related services that are legal … in their respective countries, remove discriminatory restrictions on crucial health care services, and support free speech abroad. … we hope that support for the Global HER Act will continue to grow on both sides of the aisle. … The global gag rule is bad policy, and that should be clear to everyone regardless of where they stand on abortion. When a measure intended to reduce abortions increases them instead — and endangers the lives of women, girls, and infants already suffering under the weight of extreme poverty — it should be repealed without delay” (4/26).

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