Global Gag Rule

Take Action to End the Global Gag Rule!

gagruleThis week marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most infamous anti-family planning policies in American history: the Global Gag Rule. To mark the occasion, we are excited to announce the release of our latest project: 30 Years is Enough: End the Global Gag Rule. You may have seen our short documentary by the same title, and this companion piece is a long-form, immersive, online experience. You’ll hear the destructive 30-year history of this policy from people who were there, documenting the effe cts of the Gag Rule on the ground. And you’ll hear from those who are working today to end this policy for good.

The Global Gag Rule has been called an “attack on the international family planning program”—and we couldn’t agree more. The policy denies foreign organizations receiving U.S. family planning assistance the right to use their own non-U.S. funds to provide abortion information, referrals, or services, or to advocate for the legalization of abortion in their countries. The policy has been rescinded and reinstated over the past 30 years depending on which party is in the White House, and this instability has been incredibly harmful for organizations trying to help women get the care they need. You can learn more about this policy’s history in our online experience.

We’re hosting a tweet storm today to call attention to this terrible policy. Will you join us? Tweet using #GGR30 from 12 – 2 p.m. EST. We hope to reach 1 million people with this tweet storm, so politicians hostile to family planning will have to take notice. But we can’t do it without you.

Click these links to start tweeting!

30 years of putting politics over women is long enough. #GGR30

If you want to reduce abortions, increase access to contraceptives — don’t limit reproductive care. #GGR30

What the Gag Rule was supposed to do: reduce abortions. What it did: made abortions unsafe & even deadly. #GGR30

8 Responses to “Take Action to End the Global Gag Rule!”

  1. tia pearson

    What you have done with this gag rule is create a war on women. Please get rid of it and allow women in all countries (including ours) to get the assistance that we need.

  2. Helen Cu

    We should try our very best to control population as the world cannot afford to support billions of people.

  3. Wendy Meidt

    Quality of life over quantity

  4. John Light

    This so-called “gag rule” has been used to limit information about family planning for far too long; in fact, this restriction would never have been imposed but for the heavy-handed action of Jesse Helms and his fellow congressional reactionaries . This restriction has never had any place in the family planning information given to those at home or abroad, and thus should meet its long overdue abolition at once. Please do what you can to end this unethical and hurtful “rule” ASAP. Thank you for all your actions to right these reactionary and un-American action by congress.

  5. Liz

    Please end the gag order

  6. Alex Stavis

    End the Global Gag Rule.

  7. Alex Stavis

    End the Global Gag Rule NOW.

  8. Jack Stansfield

    This was never right. Thirty years is far too long.

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