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WAS condemns Trump’s Global Gag Rule on abortion services

The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) condemns U.S.A. President Trump’s executive order to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, which prohibits international sexual and reproductive health organizations from receiving U.S.A. funding for contraception if they provide, counsel, refer or advocate for abortion services. The Rule prohibits these activities even if organizations carry them out with their own non-U.S. funding, and even if abortion is legal in their own country. Beyond its patent violation of human rights recognized by international statutes concerning sexual and reproductive health and rights, and UN Sustainable Development Goals, WAS considers that obstacles to access to abortion (more…)