When it was previously implemented, the Global Gag Rule’s negative effects were wide-ranging. The policy reduced access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services and decimated health systems by undermining the most effective and experienced health care providers and putting their services out of reach.

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PAI champions policies that put women in charge of their reproductive health. We work with policymakers in Washington and our network of partners in developing countries to remove roadblocks between women and the services and supplies they need. For over 50 years, we’ve helped women succeed by upholding their basic rights.

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