Mexico City Policy

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A US government policy that has required (when it is followed) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive federal funding to refrain from performing or promoting abortion services as a method of family planning in other countries.
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It's highly likely that the GOP will try to use deliberations over future spending bills to reinstate the global gag rule.
A major motivation for the GDPA is to counter the chilling effect of the global gag rule even when it is not in place: Because of the high risk of the global gag rule returning with a change in U.
The Global Gag Rule unnecessarily risks the lives and health of women.
According to the Global Gag Rule Impact Project (GGRIP), a collaboration between Population Action International, Planned Parenthood Federation and others, Kenya's two largest providers (the Family Planning Association of Kenya and Marie Stopes International) refused as a matter of principle to sign onto the policy when it was reinstated in 2001.
This global gag rule is not making abortions rarer.
Project findings indicate that the Global Gag Rule has reduced access to vital family planning and related health services in each of the four countries studied.
This service may remain out of reach for many in view of the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule by the Bush Administration, prohibiting local health service providers receiving U.
First instituted in 1984, repealed in 1993 and reinstated in 2001, the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule, denied U.
Certainly, the next administration will have to work hard to repair the damage done to reproductive rights during the last eight years: the Global Gag Rule, abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, the subordination of science to personal, religious beliefs, and a pervasive program against family-planning efforts.
The report concludes that US policies and funding structures often pose significant obstacles to comprehensive care models, for example driven by the Global Gag Rule, funding silos, abstinence-until-marriage policies and the anti-prostitution loyalty oath.
Bush administration affirmed this interpretation in its legal guidelines on execution of the global gag rule.

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