Great news! President Barack Obama issued an executive order today that repealed the Global Gag Rule.
The Global Gag Rule prohibited family-planning programs in other nations from receiving US aid if the programs included abortion counseling and referrals — programs that could substantially help couples plan their families and avoid unintended pregnancy.
The rule was instituted by President Reagan, repealed by President Clinton, and was reinstituted by President George W. Bush.
All in all, over 23 thousand people signed petition letters via Care2 on behalf of eliminating the Global Gag Rule. Please take a moment now to send a note of thanks to President Obama for his actions.
It’s been a long hard road for many dedicated and caring people, but today I am tickled pink to say (on behalf of women around the world), “Yes, we did!“