Raising Women’s Voices

Goodbye, Global Gag Rule!

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on January 24, 2009

Just one day after the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama repealed the Global Gag Rule. As you may recall, the rule denied the allocation of federal funds to NGOs (non-governmental organizations) abroad for the use of counseling, performing or referring a woman for abortion services. The rule even went so far as to deny funds to those organizations who support for legalizing abortion and making it a safe option for women, even if they themselves did not take part in the counseling or procedure itself.

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