Friday, January 23, 2009

Global Gag Rule Reversed!

Our full statement will be up on Huffington Post soon, but I wanted to just celebrate the reversal of the Global Gag Rule! Joan Malin has to say:

Now, millions of women around the world will be able to access critical basic services including safe abortion and birth control. Thanks to President Obama, thousands of health care providers will once again be able to inform women of their full range of health care options, while others, such as many of our partners, will finally be eligible for international family planning funding. No longer will any health care provider be forced to choose between losing critical family planning funding and restricting the health care services and counseling they provide to women.

We look forward to President Obama’s reversal of other onerous regulations instituted by the Bush administration, such as the midnight HHS rule that prevents patients from receiving a full range of information and services.

Full piece will be up soon! Stay tuned...

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