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End Bush’s Global Gag Rule November 28, 2008

Filed under: human rights,medicine — annejjacobson @ 9:08 pm

From the National Partnership for Women and Families:

The Bush Administration’s global gag rule denies U.S. family planning funds to foreign NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that use their own private, non-U.S. dollars to counsel women, make referrals for abortion, or perform abortions. The gag policy even denies U.S. funds to NGOs that express support for laws to make abortion safe and legal.

As a result, medical professionals in some of the world’s poorest nations risk losing their ability to provide life-saving, legal, and medically acceptable services — or even basic health information.

Here’s the petition’s site.


2 Responses to “End Bush’s Global Gag Rule”

  1. Saskia Says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the US were to become a democracy?

  2. dk Says:

    thanks for the petition!

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