Posted by Kimberley Meijers on July 5, 2017 at 1:25 pm
The Guttmacher Institute’s latest analysis of the global gag rule, which was expanded and now affects all U.S. global health assistance.
The global gag rule threatens the provision of health services in developing countries. Whether intended or not, the architects of the Trump global gag rule have created a policy that will disrupt and reverse the United States’ long-held development goal of improving health worldwide. The vast global health portfolio, supported by billions of dollars of U.S. funding, covers health-related activities in about 60 low- and middle-income countries, including programs on HIV/AIDS, Zika, maternal and child health, malaria, nutrition and others.4 International development and health experts have sounded the alarm that these programs will suffer in the future as have reproductive health programs in the past under these ideologically motivated prohibitions.
The article provides a number of helpful talking points—and graphics.