Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bye bye, Global Gag Rule

by Emily Sullivan

On January 28, the global gag rule was repealed by President Obama. The global gag rule, or the Mexico City Policy, was reinstituted in 2001 by the Bush administration in an effort to thwart all-inclusive family planning education abroad.
The rule forbids any NGO that has anything to do with abortion from receiving family planning aid from the US. This includes any organization which performs or promotes abortion with the exception of rape, incest, or life-threatening conditions.
This is great news for all the women who have been denied accurate medical information and contraception due to the U.S.’s outdated policies!

All together now: na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye!

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