Access Denied: Uganda Preliminary Impacts of Trump’s Expanded Global Gag Rule

by, 2018

16 pp. 2.2 MB

Uganda is one of the largest recipients of U.S. global health assistance, including family planning, and will be significantly impacted by the Trump-Pence administration policy entitled “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” The policy – commonly referred to as the Global Gag Rule by opponents – effectively prohibits organizations from using their private, non-U.S. funds to provide comprehensive, safe abortion services; offer information or referrals for abortions; or to advocate for the legalization or liberalization of safe abortion services. Importantly, this latest iteration of the Global Gag Rule applies to all U.S. global health assistance. Trump’s expanded policy not only undermines the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S. investments in global health, but has the potential to roll back progress made in improving health outcomes for women, girls and communities in Uganda.

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