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10/3/2011 - Abortion Rates Rise in Africa with Global Gag Rule Enforcement
A study conducted by Stanford researchers, Eran Bendavid and Grant Miller, revealed that when the Global Gag Rule was in effect, rates of abortion increased in Africa....

7/29/2011 - House Bill Would Slash Foreign Family Planning, Reimpose Gag Rule
The House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee voted to cut IFP funding by $154 million for FY2010 and expand the Global Gag Rule, banning funding for family planning programs in developing countries that counsel or provide information to women or advocate on a full range of options, including abortion....

7/30/2010 - Senate Votes to Permanently Repeal Global Gag Rule
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule yesterday....

3/18/2010 - Canada's Foreign Aid Plan Will Not Include Birth Control
Canadian government officials stated this week that their initiative to save the lives of women and children in developing nations will not include family planning supplies or services of any sort....

7/10/2009 - Senate Moves on Permanently Banning Global Gag Rule
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the foreign aid appropriations bill yesterday that would permanently ban the Global Gag Rule....

3/10/2009 - Australia Global Gag Rule Lifted
The Australian government announced a decision yesterday to repeal a foreign aid ban that mirrored the Global Gag rule in the US....

1/23/2009 - Victory for Women! Global Gag Rule Repealed
The Feminist Majority applauds President Barack Obama for issuing an executive order today that repeals the Global Gag Rule....

6/10/2008 - Australia Considers Lifting Abortion Gag Rule
The Australian government is considering lifting its restriction on foreign aid that prohibits groups receiving funds from Australia from providing abortion counseling, services or training....

5/1/2008 - Ms. Magazine Forum Raises Awareness on International Family Planning
Ms Magazine held a forum at the National Press Club on Wednesday to raise awareness for the effort to increase funding for international family planning to $1 billion in the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act....

1/23/2008 - Lethal Consequences of Global Gag Rule in Kenya
The Global Gag Rule prohibits family planning programs receiving US federal funds from speaking about or counseling on abortion....

4/20/2007 - Unsafe, Illegal Abortion Leading Cause of Gynecological Emergencies in Kenya
A new study conducted in Kenya found that complications from unsafe, illegal abortions accounted for 43 percent of all gynecological emergency hospital admissions....

4/6/2007 - Malawi Announces Plans to Decrease Maternal Mortality
Last weekend the government of Malawi announced that it will adopt a new plan to combat high levels of maternal mortality and infant death....

1/25/2007 - House Challenges Global Gag Rule
On Monday, the sixth anniversary of President Bush's 2001 reinstatement of the "global gag rule," a bipartisan coalition in the House led by Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) reintroduced a bill to overturn the policy....

6/13/2006 - Budget Passes with $432 Billion for International Family Planning Programs
The House of Representatives passed the 2007 fiscal year budget on Friday, which includes $432 billion for international family planning programs....

2/16/2006 - Bush Administration's Proposed Budget Slashes International Family Planning Funds
Despite claims that President Bush believes family planning services are the best way to reduce abortions, his proposed budget would cut aid for international family planning by eighteen percent....

2/7/2006 - In Response to Global Gag Rule, Britain Pledges Money for Safe Abortion Services
The British government has announced that it will give three million pounds to the International Planned Parenthood Federation's new Global Safe Abortion Programme in response to the Bush Administrations Global Gag Rule policy....

11/30/2005 - AIDS Funding to be Subject to Global Gag Rule
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) has charged the Bush Administration with secretly undermining the effort to fight HIV/AIDS by subjecting US AIDS funding to the Global Gag Rule....

4/6/2005 - Boxer Amendment to End Global Gag Rule Passes in the Senate
Led by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), a champion for women's rights, the Senate passed an amendment to a foreign aid bill on Tuesday to overturn the Global Gag Rule....

1/12/2005 - Senator Clinton Critical of Bush Policies on Abstinence and Reproductive Health
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) criticized the Bush administration for putting too much emphasis on abstinence in the fight against HIV/AIDS and restricting women's access to reproductive health services in developing countries in a recent address to the International Women's Health Coalition....

12/15/2004 - African Condom Shortage Crisis Amidst AIDS Pandemic
Due to inadequate aid efforts by the United States and other donor countries, acute shortages of condoms have been contributing the rapid rise in HIV/AIDS cases in Africa....

12/10/2004 - FMF Announces Dates for Collegiate Conference on Global Issues
The Feminist Majority Foundation today announced the dates of the upcoming National Collegiate Global Women's and Human Rights Conference, to be held April 3-5, 2005 in Washington, DC....

10/20/2004 - US Mission to UN Panel on Maternal Health Includes Anti-Family Planning Advocates
The United States' Permanent Mission to the United Nations stacked a panel discussion on strategies to combat maternal mortality with anti-womens rights and anti-family planning advocates....

8/13/2004 - Twenty Years Later, International Women Still Burdened by Global Gag Rule
This week marks the 20th anniversary of a harmful US foreign policy that bars family planning programs in countries that receive US federal aid from using separate, private monies for abortion counseling, services, and referrals....

7/1/2004 - US Abstinence-Only Funding Policy Ineffective in Latin America and Caribbean
The US government's abstinence-only funding policy is responsible for a "sweeping, comprehensive attack on sexual rights" in Latin America and the Caribbean, new reports revealed this week....

6/11/2004 - Pope Praises Bush on Anti-Abortion Efforts, HIV/AIDS
In a meeting at the Vatican last week, Pope John Paul II praised President Bush for his leadership against abortion rights in the United States....