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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.
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.
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.