Why the New Global Gag Rule Is More Dangerous Than Ever

For the largest health funder in the world to say, “You can’t talk about abortion. You can’t give information about it. And if you do, then we will punish you by not supporting any of your activities….” That’s pretty radical.

A student of a girls’ school in Port-au-Prince walks by a mural depicting the suppression of women in Haiti. [The graffiti artist is Jerry Rosembert]. Photo: Patrick Farrell

What are some of the immediate consequences of the new Global Gag Rule?

As a midwife, what worries you most about these restrictions?

MSF does not receive US government funding, so how are we affected?

What are the sexual and reproductive care services that MSF provides at its projects?

What are some of the biggest challenges associated with providing sexual and reproductive health care in the places where we work?

Medical aid org working globally to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org