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Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights

Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls around the world. Denying access to abortion does not stop women and girls from seeking abortion [...]

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Proposed Global Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Health and Lives; Undermines Democratic Values

The House of Representatives-proposed Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2012 would reinstate a failed Bush-era policy -- the "Global Gag Rule" -- that would silence overseas community groups and health experts, preventing them from discussing [...]

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Myths and Realities: Debunking USAID’s Analysis of the Global Gag Rule

The global gag rule, or ",Mexico City Policy,", restricts foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning assistance from advocating for or providing abortion-related services, even with their own, non-U.S. resources. 1 A recent [...]

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Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion

Executive Summary Every year, twenty million—mostly poor—women around the world are driven to unsafe abortion. More than 95% of these abortions occur in low-income countries. And every year, complications from these procedures claim the lives [...]

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