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A coalition of physicians, AIDS activists and medical students protest Trump’s global gag rule, which expands the policy restriction to all US health funding. Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

US anti-abortion “gag rule” hits women hard: what we found in Kenya and Madagascar

Trump's expanded global gag rule weakened national health systems and created barriers to women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare access.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the 47th March For Life rally on the National Mall, January 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Insights into how the US abortion gag rule affects health services in Kenya

The Global Gag Rule transcends abortion and exacerbates weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the Kenyan health system.
A billboard built by sex education advocates outside Mexico’s National Population Council office, in Mexico City, warns that ‘being a mother is not child’s play.’ (May 29, 2014) AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Abortions rise worldwide when US cuts funding to women’s health clinics, study finds

The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
Community health workers like these visit patients’ homes in Malawi to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation–Malawi/Chris Cox

Trump’s global gag order: 5 questions answered

All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

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