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Your Call: How Trump's global gag rule will affect women worldwide


We're marking International Women's Day by speaking with with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about Donald Trump’s executive order expanding the global gag rule.
The policy prohibits the use of US funds for international family planning agencies that either provide abortion-related services or even mention the word abortion. Girard says this will lead to an increase in unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions worldwide. 


Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition 

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International Women's Health Coalition

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Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.