US Global Gag Rule Expansion


This NSWP briefing note provides information about the United States’ reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule, a policy that bans awarding certain forms of US global health funds to Non-US organisations that perform, actively give information about, or promote the legalisation of abortion.

The resource includes background on US Government abortion policy, activities allowed and prohibited under the Global Gag Rule, and key facts about how the Global Gag rule and other US government global health aid budget cuts will impact comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services globally.

Contents Include:

  • Key Facts
  • Background: US Government Funding for Abortion & The Global Gag Rule
  • Prohibited and Permitted Activities Under the Global Gag Rule
  • Effects and Scope
  • Other Threats: Large Cuts to US Global Health Aid
  • Efforts to Reduce Impact of Global Gag Rule Expansion and U.S. Budget Cuts

This resource is useful to sex worker organisations receiving development assistance for health, particularly those that engage in family planning activities.

You can download this 4-page PDF above. This resource is available in Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.