Every day, 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth. That's one woman every two minutes -- and President Trump's actions are increasing the risks to mothers around the world. The expanded Global Gag Rule has dramatically reduced funding for contraception and other vital health services, leaving women without access to lifesaving care.
In his Mother's Day column, New York Times opinion writer Nicholas Kristof highlighted how the Global Gag Rule has threatened mothers' lives. In countries like Madagascar, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, MSI has been forced to cut outreach teams and visit fewer sites to provide contraception. For women in these countries, the loss of MSI services can have dire consequences.
"The upshot will be more unwanted pregnancies, more abortions and more women like Lemokouno dying in childbirth."