gag rule


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A rule that arose in the US Supreme Court’s decision in Rust v. Sullivan which prohibits physicians employed by Title X projects from fully counselling women who are unintentionally pregnant, thereby preventing physicians from offering nondirective advice on prenatal, infant, foster care, adoption, and pregnancy termination

gag rule

Medical ethics A rule arising in the US Supreme Court's decision in Rust v. Sullivan which prohibits physicians employed by the Title X projects from fully counseling ♀ who are unintentionally pregnant, thereby preventing physicians from offering nondirective advice on prenatal, infant, foster care, adoption, and pregnancy termination. See Rust v. Sullivan, Title X projects

gag rule

(gag rūl)
As generally used in the health care setting, a U.S. legal directive that obligates physicians not to discuss with patients modes of termination of pregnancy.
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The global gag rule disqualified foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from eligibility for U.
President Bill Clinton lifted the gag rule, but Bush reinstated it in toughened form on his first full day in office in 2001.
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policies for international aid include a gag rule intended to stifle efforts in other countries to establish access to safe, legal abortion; at the same time, family planning aid has been curtailed.
16) The consequence of repealing those acts at a higher governmental level is that the institutions ordinarily entrusted to make such determinations will be forced to operate under a gag rule insofar as future acts affecting the rights of the impacted minority are concerned.
The consumer bill of rights Clinton wants completed by next March should help assure "that the healthcare professionals who are treating (patients) are free to provide the best medical advice available," he said in apparent reference to the gag rule ban he and many lawmakers support.
The administration that began its first term by repealing the so-called gag rule prohibiting federally funded clinics from advising patients about abortions is starting its second by trying to impose a gag rule in cases where federal money isn't even involved.
The Clinton Administration reversed the gag rule policy, but the Court has removed the First Amendment protection against future administrations, at least until the court changes its mind, or confines the ruling to the facts of the Rust case.
They struck down the gag rule for abortion," he says.
In 1984, US funds for MR ceased with the first Global Gag Rule.
Ever since, Republican presidents have imposed the global gag rule and blocked U.