A day after the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade case, Donald J Trump has reinstated the Global Gag Rule, a rule that would make it harder for women and individuals around the world to access proper abortion facilities and treatment. According to Cecile Richards (President of Planned Parenthood)-this rule would prohibit organizations worldwide to receive U.S funding if they " so much as refer people to abortion services." Which means, the U.S will withdraw aid from any country who does not follow these guidelines *click image for more*
- eliminates funding to any overseas health centers that provide information, counseling, or referrals to abortion services.
This rule infringes on the basic Human Rights of women as well as, punishes an individual (namely women) for their lower socioeconomic status. Some are saying the new administration has decided to enforce this rule because of last weekend's #Women'sMarch. For a country that speaks on Human Rights, this is not a great look. But remember, the fight for equality, Women's Rights, and Access to proper information and healthcare is never over.
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