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Trump’s WORLDWIDE Effect on the Global Reproductive Rights of Women

Trump and his conservative Christian-centric administration are using positions of authority to impose religious policies on long-established reproductive rights that put women around the world at risk.

Ronald Reagan signed the Mexico City Policy in 1984. This sweeping mandate against reproductive freedom around the globe denied,

“US federal funds to any organisation involved in providing abortion services overseas or counselling women about them.”
Though revoked by every Democrat and reinstated by every Republican
since, Trump has taken up the cause with renewed vigor.

Every time the global gag has been reimposed by a Republican president, rates of back street and self-administered abortions have increased.
Present Day

Under Trump, the Mexico City policy has been renamed “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” and applies ever stricter regulations against women, causing Sexual Health organizations across the globe to warn that/
“women will die as a consequence as they pursue dangerous DIY solutions or ‘back street’ abortions instead.”

The new policy denies “all funding to any overseas organisation or clinic that will not agree to a complete ban on even discussing it.”
Sadly, these negative implications will extend to countries where women already suffer from harsh government-imposed restrictions that make abortion illegal and impact the poorest, the youngest and the most remote.
Since US legislation has always denied funding abortions for Planned Parenthood or any other organization stateside or worldwide,

the new, archaic policies do nothing but deny the most basic family planning services to countries most in need.
“Any cuts to critical, affordable, high-quality, integrated reproductive healthcare is denying a woman or girl the right to decide what to do with her body, her life and her future.”
Additionally, US funds have strayed from family planning providers to “faith groups that have a specifically anti-abortion stance. Some are also opposed to modern contraception.”
Which brings me to new

First, let it be known that YOU are morally responsible and obligated to care for these children that YOU brought into this world. How will YOU treat them?

If these children end up refugees seeking asylum, will YOU welcome them?

Will YOU allow these children who YOU brought into the world access to contraceptives and reproductive healthcare? Will they have bodily autonomy?

What if they are Muslim or denounce Christianity? What will YOU then tell your progeny?
Global Consequences

Though still too early to assess the full impact, women in at least 30 countries will face increasing risks under Trump’s new policy.

🚨A sick side note: this includes all HIV and children’s charities in these countries.
It’s no surprise that reproductive healthcare is a sensitive area, highly vulnerable to changes in a volatile political, and increasingly religious, climate.

Countries Currently Affected

Most outreach services stopped.
Forced to return US trucks used for medical care to the US Agency for International Development (USAid).

Fewer reproductive services are allocated across the country after most funding was cut.
Within months of banning pregnant girls from attending school, medical providers say “they were seeing teenage girls coming in having tried to self-abort. Being pregnant, they couldn’t go to school, so they tried to take matters into their own hands.”

🚫Worldwide Funding to Women Denied by Trump and his GOP🚫

-Contraceptive Services
-Zika Information
-Maternal Health
-Antenatal Care
-Reproductive Cancers
-HIV Prevention
-HIV Treatment
Ways to Help Protect Women From Trump’s Global War on Women’s Rights-

One thing is certain for women around the world. Denying US money, “to those who would help women have control over their bodies, the deaths and serious mental and physical harm will inevitably continue.”
Here’s where we come in:

Donate to Planned Parenthood…

Donate to SheDecides:
“WHEN SHE DECIDES, the world is better, stronger, safer.”

(*Not an assault on Christianity, but rather the hypocrisy that runs rampant therein.)
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