Global gag rule: what impact will it have where you live?
The Guardian is running a project on the impact of Donald Trump’s revival of a policy that bans US aid for foreign organisations whose services include abortion provision or advice.
Since becoming president, Donald Trump has significantly expanded a policy known as the “global gag” rule, which bans foreign aid to international healthcare providers with even the remotest links to abortion provision and advice.
Every Republican president since Ronald Reagan has required NGOs to certify that they will not perform or promote abortions but Trump has adopted a stringent version of the rule. Critics fear it will lead to a huge increase in backstreet abortions, unwanted births and could hamper other areas of global healthcare such as vaccinations, HIV/Aids and early years care.
The Guardian is running a project that looks at the impact of Trump’s expanded global gag and we want to involve our readers. Over the next month we will run a series of articles exploring how it is affecting countries around the world.
Share your stories
You can get involved in the project by sharing your experiences with us. Perhaps you work for a charity or pressure group and are seeing the impact of this policy first-hand. Or maybe you and your family could be directly affected. We want your stories, comments and views.