The Global Gag Rule: A Political Game With Severe Consequences For Women’s Lives

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The Global Gag Rule: A Political Game With Severe Consequences For Women’s Lives

24/01/2017 09:07

Ann Furedi Chief executive of British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

President Trump’s rush to reinstate of the Mexico City Policy (aka the Global Gag rule), which directs the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to withhold USAID funds from NGOs that engage in a wide range of abortion related activity should not be a shock. It’s hardly a surprise that Trump is no progressive, and in re-applying the gag he is simply following a tradition whereby Republican administrations adopt the policy and Democratic administrations rescind it.

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Source, Huffington Post UK: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ann-furedi/global-gag-donald-trump-abortion_b_14354162.html