CBC News profiles effects of Mexico City Policy on MSI programs

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Eight months ago, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy. Now, women and girls are feeling its effects in Madagascar and Zimbabwe: home to some of our first programs to experience funding cuts and closures.

CBC News highlights how the outreach vehicles that Marie Stopes Madagascar used to reach remote communities with contraception are being returned to the US Government as a result of the Mexico City Policy. Many women will now have to travel far from their homes to access family planning services, if any are available at all.

Read the full piece to learn more about the impacts of the Mexico City Policy on our services and the women and girls who seek them.

 

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