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US Finds ‘Gag Rule’ Flaws, but Makes No Changes

Expand A woman walks past a mural on a Family Health Options clinic in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya, May 16, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The State Department released a six-month review of the Trump administration’s Mexico City Policy on February 7. This policy, which the government calls “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,” is known as the “Global Gag Rule” by many women’s rights advocates. The rule restricts up to $8.8 billion in US global health funds from going to foreign organizations that use their own, non-US funds to provide abortion, make referrals, or advocate for liberalization…

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