The Global Gag Rule (aka The Mexico City Policy) was created in 1984 and was reinstated in 2017 by the current administration. It blocks U.S. global health funding to any foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that provide information, counseling or referrals for abortion services. This policy, which the Trump-Pence administration is calling, “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy,” was massively expanded to apply to U.S. funding for ALL health services, including HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health programs, cancer screenings, Zika, Malaria, Tuberculosis and more. We can help end this policy, permanently, by calling Congress at 202-225-3121 and asking our representatives to support the Global HER Act (Health, Empowerment and Rights Act) today! We can also focus on voting people into office who want to end, not expand, the gag rules.
Here’s a script on what to say or e-mail…
Hello ______, I’d like to urge you to end the Global Gag Rule
and support the Global H.E.R. Act today.
The Global HER Project was created by artists and advocates dedicated to supporting women’s rights and reproductive choices at home and overseas. Our mission is to shed light on a policy that has been well documented to harm women and communities around the world. The goal is to point viewers towards solutions and inspire audiences to take action by reaching out to their government representatives. We hope to use our voices to support health care professionals who are currently being silenced and hope you will consider using your voice too.