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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Barot S and Cohen SA, The Global Gag Rule and fights over funding UNFPA: the issues that won't go away, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2015, 18(2):27-33, http://www.
President Bill Clinton lifted the gag rule, but Bush reinstated it in toughened form on his first full day in office in 2001.
The Global Gag Rule is designed to prevent overseas U.
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.
She focuses especially on the furor created by the series of Gag Rules that were passed by Congress in the 1830s to table antislavery petitions, approximately 70 percent of which were signed by women.
Indeed, to challenge the law, an Internet service provider first had to violate the gag rule to seek the advice of the ACLU, and then had to violate the rule again to file suit in court.
The Global Gag Rule, an executive order issued by President Bush in January 2001, blocks assistance to foreign family planning agencies that are accused of providing abortion services, counseling or referrals.
BREAKING THE SILENCE: THE GLOBAL GAG RULE'S IMPACT ON UNSAFE ABORTION a 2003 report from the Center for Reproductive Rights, discusses the Global Gag Rule and its impact on the sexual and reproductive health of women in Ethiopia, Kenya, Peru, and Uganda.
Supreme Court upheld the administration's Gag Rule restrictions on federally funded clinics.
The responses from Congress (a gag rule on antislavery petitions) and from citizens of the communities in which women canvassed for signatures ("it's none of your business, gals") are traced in Chapters Four and Five.