‘Global gag rule’: stop playing politics with women’s lives, MSF tells Trump

'Global gag rule': stop playing politics with women's lives, MSF tells Trump

As affected groups worldwide take in news of Donald Trump’s renewal of a policy that has dire implications for family planning, Médecins Sans Frontières has aimed a broadside at the US president’s stance

Kate Hodal, Jonathan Watts, Michael Safi and Murithi Mutiga

Thursday 26 January 2017

Médecins Sans Frontières has told the Trump administration to stop “playing politics” with women’s rights and other global health efforts after the new US president reintroduced a policy likely to affect millions of women and girls around the world.

The “global gag rule”, which was reinstated by Donald Trump on Monday, withholds USAid funding from any overseas family planning organisation that offers or provides information about abortions.

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Source, The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/26/global-gag-rule-stop-playing-politics-with-womens-lives-msf-tells-trump