Deadly Backstreet Abortions to Rise with Trump Restrictions, Say Activists – Thomson Reuters Foundation

January 24, 2017

Thousands of women will die from unsafe abortions and millions will have unwanted pregnancies following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to ban U.S.-funded groups from discussing abortion. Trump reinstated the so-called global gag rule on Monday, affecting American non-governmental organizations working abroad, to signal his opposition to abortion, which is difficult to access legally in many developing countries due to restrictive laws, stigma and poverty.