The World is Speaking Out Against President Trump’s Global Gag Rule!
On January 23, 2017 the Trump-Pence administration wasted no time in imposing the Global Gag Rule (GGR). The GGR is a harmful U.S. foreign policy that forces providers to choose between receiving U.S. family planning funds and providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care—at the risk of women’s health and lives. Providers must agree to not provide legal abortion services, information, or even referrals for abortion services with their own money.
But Trump’s Global Gag Rule dramatically expands the scope of the policy to all “global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies” —not just family planning assistance. This step builds on an already harmful policy and undermines the autonomy, health, and lives of women everywhere.
A GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
Join us for a day of action against President Trump’s Global Gag Rule on February 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST. Tune-in for a Twitter chat focusing on real facts about President Trump’s Global Gag Rule. Following the chat, stay engaged and participate in a Twitterstorm and discover more about what each of us can do to help advance the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls and the health and rights of all people. Follow @pai_org for details and download the social media toolkit below for messaging and graphics.
Wondering what else you can do? The list below provides opportunities for everyone to get involved before, during and after our day of action.
- Sign the petition calling for an end to Trump’s Global Gag Rule; share this link and encourage others to sign-on too.
- More than 360 global leaders have signed our high-level statement against Trump’s Global Gag Rule. Are you a key influencer, member of parliament, donor or other official? Add your name to the list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Encourage partners in your network to stand with almost 450 other health NGOs across the globe opposing the Global Gag Rule. Our global CSO statement remains open and organizations are welcome to add their support.
- Help bridge the family planning funding gap and make a commitment to support the SheDecides global initiative to support the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls everywhere.
Missed our day of action? To catch-up view our Storify.
Get vocal and tell President Trump that you stand against the #TrumpGlobalGag and its attack on women.
Global Gag Rule (GGR) Resources
Access Denied Country Impact Reports
Access Denied – Executive Summary – 2005 (PDF)