The global gag rule that Donald Trump signed recently can have a devastating impact on HIV/AIDS patients. According to website Self, “the rule bans U.S. funds from going toward international health organizations that provide abortions or that even mention abortion as a family planning option, even though American money already wasn’t paying for abortion-related services. Now, several organizations are pointing out that the gag rule can have a devastating impact on HIV and AIDS patients as well”.
Self reported that “Global reproductive health organization PAI notes on its website that previous gag rules had a direct impact on HIV/AIDS prevention services around the world, and even shut down some clinics in Kenya and Ethiopia, which were often the only access some rural men and women had to contraceptives and education on HIV/AIDS”.
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