The rule, reinstated just 72 hours after President Trump took office, bars us from receiving US Government funds if we provide or discuss legal abortion care, even with our own resources. Now we face a $30 million annual funding gap that drastically impacts our ability to deliver life-saving reproductive healthcare to women and girls all over the world.
In the segment, Marie Stopes Kenya country director Dana Tilson reiterates why we will not sign onto the administration’s conditions:
The reason is rights and principles. And, yes, women and girls will lose their lives because of this gag rule, but we’re not going to be gagged.