Trump’s Global Gag Rule: More cases of unsafe abortion imminent in Nigeria
March 6, 2018
By Sola Ogundipe
Women in developing countries were the first casualties as soon as President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017. With a stroke of his pen, Trump declared war on women’s health by reinstating and expanding the Mexico City Policy, an executive order also known as the Global Gag Rule (GGR).
First introduced in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, the Mexico City Policy had earlier been suspended by former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in 2009.