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.
But instead of promoting these values, the Global Gag Rule
enforces a dangerous code of silence.
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.