Senate overturns the Global Gag Rule

Still looking for an article about this, but here’s an email update from WomensWire for Care2.com:

The Senate just passed an amendment by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) to repeal the Global Gag Rule. Tens of thousands of Care2 members have sent letters over the years protesting this rule, and while we're still waiting for the House to act, this is a great first step toward its full repeal.

Please take a moment to thank Senators Boxer and Snowe for advocating on behalf of women around the world.

The Global Gag Rule has denied critical funding to international family planning organizations that provide, advocate for, or even talk about abortion, even when they do so with their own private funds. These organizations serve the poorest women and children in the world, and are in desperate need of funding for the full range of family planning and health care services they provide.

The House still needs to vote to finalize the repeal, but it did pass the Senate with bipartisan support.

(Thanks to Ellen for the update)


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