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Trump Administration to Expand “Global Gag Rule” on Abortions

HeadlineMar 27, 2019

The Trump administration says it will expand the so-called global gag rule, a Reagan-era policy that bans U.S. funding for any international healthcare organization that performs abortion, advocates for the legalization of abortion or even mentions abortion. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday the U.S. will cut funding to foreign NGOs that fund other groups that provide or promote abortions. On Twitter, NARAL Pro-Choice America warned the Trump administration’s global gag rule policies will result in “2.2 million unsafe abortions and 21,700 preventable maternal deaths by 2020.”

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