Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States
Goal: Reverse recently reinstated ban on U.S. funding for international health organizations that provide abortion services.
Within just a few days of being sworn in, President Trump is proving that he is a threat to women’s health, not just in the U.S., but across international borders. One of his first acts was to reinstate the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which prohibits the U.S. from funding nongovernmental organizations that offer abortion services.
Women everywhere deserve the right to plan their families, or not have one at all, on their own terms. Providing safe, legal abortion services is a vital aspect of protecting that right, and Trump’s order will deprive countless women of access to these services. Show the Trump administration that discrimination against pro-choice health organizations will not be tolerated. Add your voice to the petition below.
Dear Mr. President,
I am outraged by your decision to reinstate the Mexico City policy. This policy is about much more than abortion — it is a matter of endangering or protecting women’s healthcare overseas. Countless women across the globe could find themselves without access to reliable, affordable healthcare as health clinics that provide abortions risk having to close their doors due to lack of funding.
Stop using women’s health and bodies as a political battleground, as so many conservative politicians have done before you. A woman’s worth is not defined by her ability to bear children, and her choice when to have children, if at all, should not bar her from having access to healthcare. I demand that you put women’s healthcare first and your conservative agenda second by revoking this policy.
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