How the Global Gag Rule Undermines U.S. Foreign Policy and Harms Women’s Health

Family planning opponents in the U.S. Congress and White House have long sought to place burdensome restrictions on U.S. family planning and reproductive health assistance. One such restriction is the Mexico City Policy, known to its opponents as the Global Gag Rule, which has proven detrimental to America’s foreign policy objectives, to family planning programs in developing countries, and to women’s health.

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