Trump and the Global Gag Rule In Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he promised to wage a war on abortion rights. He did indeed keep that promise; one of his first executive actions in office was reinstating the Global Gag Rule, which defunds international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that provide abortion services or even discuss abortion with
Director General Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency Monday, February 1. Given the intense backlash from their delayed response to the Ebola crisis, it comes as no surprise that the international agency would take little time in declaring the Zika outbreak an international emergency.
It seems contradictory that a country could have one of the highest rates of family planning and contraceptive use in the world, yet have high (and rising) abortion occurrences each year as well. This, however, is exactly the situation that China currently faces. Spending time studying Public Health in China, I was able to tour