The Latest Government Report on the Global Gag Rule Confirms What We Already Know

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Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO)—a “watchdog” agency in charge of sharing unbiased, objective information with Congress—issued a new report on the consequences of the global gag rule. (via Center for Health and Gender Equity / Facebook)

This is uncharted territory.

As I write this, we’re experiencing a global health pandemic of unprecedented scale. COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of our global health systems and the vital role that health care workers and advocates play in fighting for access to high-quality care.

This pandemic represents a pivotal moment in human history, and the health and welfare of millions of women and youth are at stake.

Even as the world battles COVID-19, details emerged last week about the global gag rule, a Trump-Pence administration policy that’s cut health access for people around the…

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