Home | Menu | Sign Up | Donate

The Global Gag Rule (and why it matters)

Donald Trump’s attacks on women’s health are unrelenting.

On day one of his administration, Trump expanded the “Global Gag Rule,” harming women around the world who need access to health care, including maternity and child care, family planning guidance, birth control, and even malaria treatment.

Presidents Clinton and Obama repealed it, only to see it reinstated by President Bush – and now, expanded by Donald Trump.

I’m fighting back, and so are my fellow Senate Democrats.

Sen. Jeff Merkley and I have co-sponsored a bill to protect funding for health care providers around the world and repeal the Global Gag Rule once and for all. Charitable organizations shouldn’t have to choose between caring for their patients and accepting aid from the United States.

This rule is outdated, unproductive, and damaging to the health of men, women, and children around the world. It’s time for the political games to stop.

Ron

Posted on February 22, 2017.

What's new

See all news and updates.

Meet Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and Elizabeth WarrenRon Wyden is a champion for our progressive values -- standing up for consumers and the middle class, fighting for digital privacy and an open internet, protecting our planet and Oregon's special places, and always insisting on human rights and equality for all.

Learn More