New Report Documents the Gag Rule’s Devastating Effects on Unsafe Abortion in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Peru
At a breakfast briefing on October 22, women’s health experts from Kenya and Peru will discuss the devastating effects of the Bush Administration’s gag rule on women and reproductive health advocates in their countries. At the event, the Center for Reproductive Rights will release Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion, a new report that gives a voice to non-governmental organizations in countries where the gag rule has impeded efforts to slow down spiraling rates of unsafe abortions. The report is a comprehensive survey of the rule’s impact on gagged organizations, and contains anonymous quotes from the health professionals, advocates, and government officials who are silenced by this policy.
- WHAT: Breakfast briefing to launch “Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortions
- WHO: ,Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights
,Sarah Onyango, Director of the Planned Parenthood® Federation of America International, Africa
,Susana Chávez, Director of the Sexual Rights and Citizen?s Health Program at the Flora Tristán , Peruvian Women?s Center
- WHEN: Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 8:00 a.m. breakfast, 8:30 a.m. program
- WHERE: Rayburn House Office Bldg., Room 2105
The event is sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, with the participation of Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Chairs Representative Diana DeGette, Representative Louise Slaughter, Representative Jim Greenwood and Representative Nancy Johnson.