Bush and the global gag rule: trick or treat?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): E.Doggett
KEYWORDS: FUNDING, HEALTH SERVICES, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS PREVENTION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3349

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Abstract

On 22 January 2001, as one of his first actions in office, President George Bush reinstated the Mexico City policy, more commonly known as the Global Gag Rule. The author explains in this article how the loss of funding for health services has serious implications, not only for reproductive health, but also how this could affect HIV/AIDS services in South Africa.