Devex: One year on, Global Gag Rule's impact emerges

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“Unless we can fill the $80 million gap created by the global gag rule, it will deprive millions of women of the contraception they need to prevent an unintended pregnancy, and it is the world’s poorest women and girls who will bear the brunt”

One year ago, President Trump signed the Global Gag Rule, which bans us from US Government funding because we believe in a woman’s right to choose. When the policy was signed, it was difficult to predict what impact it would have on our organization.

In a new piece, Devex details how one year on, the Global Gag Rule’s full impact is beginning to emerge. If we don’t find replacement funding, more than two million women and girls will go without MSI services by 2020.

Read the full piece from Devex.


Our Global Impact Last Year


women using a MSI
method of contraception


unintended pregnancies


unsafe abortions prevented


pregnancy-related deaths prevented