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Reverse the Gag Rule Endangering Women's Lives

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The Bush Administration's global gag rule denies U.S.

family planning funds to foreign NGOs (non-governmental

organizations) that use their own private, non-U.S.

dollars to counsel women, make referrals for abortion,

or perform abortions. The gag policy even denies U.S.

funds to NGOs that express support for laws to make

abortion safe and legal.

As a result, medical professionals in some of the

world's poorest nations risk losing their ability to

provide life-saving, legal, and medically acceptable

services -- or even basic health information.

End this detrimental policy that unnecessarily puts

women's lives at risk!

--> http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ac_Do/Xcib/ANR12

It is appalling and dangerous to require health care

providers that receive U.S. funds to withhold critical

medical information and services from their patients.

When women can't get the information and services they

need to make safe and informed decisions, the outcomes

can be devastating. Every year, 20 million women around

the world have unsafe abortions, and every year

complications result in 70,000 deaths.

Tell President-Elect Obama to make women and families

a top priority -- and to end the Bush Administration's

global gag rule within the critical first 100 days of

his new Administration.

--> http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ac_Do/Xcib/ANR12

Thanks for taking action!


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