‘It is a death warrant’: Kenyan health experts cross an ocean to talk Trump administration’s gag rule
By Zach Varda, October 27, 2017
It was a rare occurrence on campus — speakers at the front of the room and none of the students in attendance touched their phone.
That was the scene Thursday night when the #Fight4HER campaign came to Ohio State to speak out against the Global Gag Rule instituted by President Donald Trump. The policy bars any foreign nongovernmental organizations that receive U.S. global health aid from discussing safe, legal abortion with their patients.
“A policy that is literally going to cost hundreds of thousands of lives directly or indirectly,” Lisa Shannon, a long-time advocate for women’s rights in Africa, said in an interview prior to the event. “It is a death warrant.”