Every year, lack of access to contraception causes about 85 million unplanned pregnancies and a host of negative associated health outcomes. One expert said this global health crisis can be mitigated with apps that allow women to understand and track their fertility.
Global Gag Rule
Hundreds are gathering today in Washington, D.C., to protest President Donald Trump’s Global Gag Rule, which critics say will threaten the health of millions of the world’s most vulnerable women and families.
Less than a month after President Donald Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, banning federal funding for international organizations that provide or offer information about abortion, eight countries around the world are attempting to replace hundreds of millions in lost funding for reproductive health.
The Trump administration is looking to make major cuts to international institutions, including the United Nations, and place a ban on refugees fleeing war in majority-Islamic counties, according to two leaked drafts of upcoming executive orders.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reinstate and dramatically expand the scope of the Global Gag Rule to include all global health assistance provided by the U.S. government – a move women’s health advocates say will threaten the lives of millions of the world’s poorest women and families.
As President-elect Donald Trump announces more members of his male-dominated administration, women’s rights advocates are increasingly concerned about reproductive rights in the U.S. and in developing countries around the world.