Eight Facts About The Global Gag Rule

Ever since the Global Gag Rule (also known as the Mexico City Policy) was first introduced in 1984, conservative U.S. politicians have used abortion politics in the U.S. to block access to contraceptives for women in developing countries. Over and over again, they have distorted the facts and ignored the realities faced by the 215 million women in developing countries who do not want to become pregnant but lack access to contraception. Congress is now trying to permanently reinstate the Global Gag Rule, using some of these same fictions. Don’t be fooled. Get the facts.

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