Women, Health Organizations Worldwide Feel Impact Of Reinstated Mexico City Policy

The Guardian: Trump’s ‘global gag rule’: how women are fighting back — video
“One year after Donald Trump reinstated a ban on U.S. [global health] aid funding for overseas organizations that provide [or discuss] abortion services, opposition is mounting. Rallying under the banner She Decides, women around the world have united to bridge the funding gap created by the U.S. president’s expanded version of the ‘global gag rule,’ which has already forced the closure of hundreds of clinics that provided life-saving family planning services…” (Toussaint-Strauss/Ford, 1/22).

HuffPost: In One Year, Trump Dismantled Reproductive Rights Around The World
“Women’s health clinics from Iowa to Kenya have been forced to close their doors. International nonprofits have lost the ability to provide birth control, HIV testing, and fistula surgeries in the poorest communities around the world. … In a single year, President Donald Trump has already decimated reproductive rights and access to family planning in the U.S. and around the globe. He reinstated and massively expanded the Global Gag Rule, restricting $8.8 billion in U.S. foreign aid funding for international health programs that provide or even mention abortion. He defunded the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a global maternal health organization that provides contraception and pregnancy care to low-income women in 150 countries…” (Bassett, 1/20).

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