U.S. Gag Rule Expansion Will Constrain Women’s Rights Worldwide
April 26, 2019
The Trump administration's global gag rule will not only stop abortion funding, but will bar organizations worldwide from offering comprehensive reproductive health services.
Last month, the Trump administration announced a significant expansion of its policy to deny U.S. government funds to organizations that have anything to do with providing support for abortions. The policy, which is commonly known as the global gag rule, which has been in place since Trump took office two years ago, originally defunded groups that advised or provided abortions.
The policy expansion now also denies funds to groups that fund other groups that advise or provide abortions.
Jonathan Rucks is a Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at P.A.I., a reproductive rights organization based in Washington D.C.