U.S. Sen. Shaheen Speaks With Devex About Effort To Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy With HER Act
Devex: Q&A: Senator Shaheen on her fight to repeal the ‘global gag rule’ permanently
“Senator Jeanne Shaheen is challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ in Congress with the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act, which seeks to permanently repeal the order, as NGOs and activists warn of the severe impact of the rule. The bill, introduced in January by Shaheen, a democratic senator from New Hampshire, and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey from New York, has garnered bipartisan support, including from Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. … However, it faces an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Congress. … Shaheen spoke to Devex about the implications of the [Mexico City] policy, the progress of the HER Act, and what the development community can do to safeguard health care services…” (Edwards, 3/13).