I’m Seeing The Devastating Impacts Of Trump’s Global Gag Rule Firsthand

Melvine Ouyo
May 14, 2018 · 6 min read

Women are dying. They don’t have to.

YYesterday, people around the world celebrated (or grappled with) Mother’s Day. The day is classically marked by flowers and earnest Hallmark cards. But ideally, it would also be marked by an acknowledgement of what motherhood is like for mothers around the world — women who have been threatened by a particularly cruel policy of the Trump administration.

Limiting access to this procedure is devastating for women’s lives and health, for women’s families and communities, for the health-care system and — ultimately — for the country.

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