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Mitigating the Impact of the Global Gag Rule

This unofficial guide will help you understand the “Protecting Human Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, which was in place for four years under the Trump-Pence administration and rescinded by President Biden on January 28, 2021. While it was in effect, the policy’s restrictions prohibited U.S. global health assistance from being provided to non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations that use funding from any other source to perform abortion in cases other than life endangerment, rape or incest; to provide counseling and referral for abortion; or to lobby to make abortion legal or more available in their own country.