From the Global Gag Rule to the Geneva Consensus, women’s bodies bear the brunt

The U.S. continues to attack the reproductive rights of women globally, resulting in unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions

by Banchiamlack Dessalegn | Marie Stopes International
Thursday, 29 October 2020

With the U.S. presidential elections just days away, it is hard to miss the growing efforts of the Trump administration to roll back reproductive rights. From the expanded Global Gag Rule, to Amy Coney Barrett’s supreme court confirmation and last week’s Geneva Consensus Declaration, with the U.S. administration asking countries to sign “that there is no international right to abortion”, the fight for reproductive rights and gender equality is far from over. 

At MSI, as a global provider of contraception, safe abortion and post-abortion care, we have seen the consequences of these efforts first-hand, with women’s lives, health and futures put at risk.