As expected, Trump signed an executive order reinstating a ban on giving federal family planning funding to global health groups that provide abortion care, refer patients to abortion providers, or even give women information about abortions.
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The rule prohibits foreign organizations that receive US money from providing abortion services or giving information about the procedure, even if the groups use separate money for those purposes.
The order blocks all funds from going to overseas organizations that support abortions directly or indirectly, through referrals and information. You may have to endanger the life of a woman with an ectopic pregnancy, or turn away the woman whose pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. "Our foreign policy is shaped by our values, and supporting life is among our most sacred".
EngenderHealth observed the impact in three places - Kenya, Nepal and Zambia - and found that in these countries, the gag rule reduced the availability of family planning services, HIV programs and maternal and child health programs.
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It beggars belief that an American president is imposing such a rule, even as women are dying of unsafe abortions in their country. George W Bush signed a similar order when he entered office in 2001.
Trump is not the first president to reinstate the rule after it was suspended.
On the other side of the argument, Pro-life groups and advocates of the policy applaud the rule's return. The state department and groups like the Peace Corps offer additional funding. The agency has allocated $544 million of its $2.9 billion Global Health Programs budget to family planning and reproductive services.
"Its important to celebrate the rights we have and tell the whole world we will be keeping them and won't go back", said Sierra Faulkner, the Santa Rosa woman who organized the event at Brew, a downtown coffee and beer house. "This policy not only endangers the survival, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women by increasing unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions".
Trump's move came one day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and two days after a series of women's marches around the world.
Donald Trump campaigned on an anti-abortion platform, even suggesting once that women should be punished for having them.