• Trump’s “global gag rule”: implications for human rights and global health - The Lancet Global Health

    This executive order could have great human rights and ethics implications. South Africa is an example of a country that stands to be adversely affected. The country bears the world’s largest burden of HIV and is a major recipient of US federal funding.10 The country’s constitution enshrines the right to reproductive decision-making and the right to health,11 while its laws on termination of pregnancy places a legal obligation on health-care providers to provide or refer abortion-seekers to relevant facilities, when qualifying criteria are met.12 Compliance with Trump’s order will potentially require clinicians in NGOs and international agencies that operate in South Africa and receive US federal funding to violate their professional codes of ethics,13 the country’s abortion laws, and the country’s bill of rights.

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