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Tying international aid to U.S. abortion policy
In 1984 Ronald Reagan declared that no U.S. foreign aid money would be sent to organizations that perform abortions, provide counseling and referral for abortions, or lobby to make abortions legal or more available. This policy, often referred to as the gag rule, was rescinded by Bill Clinton when he became president, but reinstated eight years later under President George W. Bush. In the early weeks of his presidency, Barack Obama canceled the policy. As it’s swung back and forth for the last 25 years, this pendulum of U.S. policy on international family planning and women’s health has resulted in unnecessary tragedy.


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