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The Interpretation That Vastly Extended the Harm of the Global Gag Rule

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On March 26, 2019, after a 13-month wait for the U.S. State Department to implement technical clarifications as part of the first Global Gag Rule review, the world finally got some answers. Unfortunately, those answers came in the form of a stunning about-face in relation to the definition of “providing financial support” contained in the standard provisions of the policy.

The infographic below demonstrates the mechanism of the change and how it differs from previous interpretations of the standard provision.


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