Abortions rise worldwide when US cuts funding to women’s health clinics, study finds
March 4, 2019
Yana Rodgers, Professor of Labor Studies, Rutgers University
Fulfilling Republican efforts to “defund Planned Parenthood,” the Trump administration announced on Feb. 22 it would end federal funding to health providers that perform abortions.
This new ruling is the domestic version of the “global gag rule” that Trump imposed in 2017. It cuts U.S. global health funding from organizations abroad that perform – or even talk about – abortions, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation.