The Global Gag Rule Is Harming Women Around The World — EXCLUSIVE

Monday, February 19, 2018

Anu Kumar, Interim CEO of Ipas, and Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, argue that the Global Gag Rule undermines efforts to “combat maternal mortality — of which unsafe abortion is a significant cause — and puts the United States at odds with its allies who join the rest of the world in working to combat this.” The authors also state the U.S. policy “not only curtails free speech, it creates an atmosphere of confusion and fear that has a chilling effect on essential aid organizations and the broader reproductive health community in countries that receive a significant amount of U.S. funding.