Implications of the Trump Administration for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Globally

by Françoise Girard

Mar 14, 2017

As the Trump Presidency begins, advocates for sexual and reproductive rights are rightly concerned that decades of gains are at grave risk.  On Day Three of his presidency, President Trump signed an Executive Order reinstating the Global Gag Rule, extending it for the first time to "all global health assistance furnished by all departments and agencies".  This would include President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding for HIV and TB programmes, as well as funding for maternal and child health.  This first salvo indicates that the Trump-Pence Administration will be agressive in seeking to cut funding and roll back laws, policies and political agreements on sexual an reproductive health and rights, going far beyond abortion.

Implications of the Trump Administration for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Globally
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