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The SOGC endorses statements against re-enactment of Global Gag Rule

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) joins women’s health advocates around the world in opposing the recent actions of President Trump to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, which bars U.S. funding for organizations and family planning providers if they perform, council on, or mention abortion. The Global Gag Rule causes real and serious harm to women around the world and it backtracks years of progress on international development and on advancing women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

We reaffirm our commitment, as Canadians and as health professionals, to continue to support the reproductive health and rights of women around the world. 

The SOGC is pleased to have endorsed the following statements and we encourage our members to take similar steps to advocate on behalf of women around the world.