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Global Gag Rule Hearings Scheduled

A Congressional hearing on the Global Gag Rule has been rescheduled for October 31. The hearing, titled The Mexico City Policy/Global Gag Rule: It’s Impact on Family Planning and Reproductive Health, will be held by the full House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Witnesses at the hearing will include Joana Nerquaye-Tetteh, Ph.D., former Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana and Jean Kagia, M.D. (Kenya), a consultant, obstetrician, and gynecologist.

The Global Gag Rule, which is also called the Mexico City Policy, prohibits family planning programs receiving US aid from using their own, separate monies for abortion counseling, advocacy, and referrals.

Sources:

Feminist Daily Newswire 10/7/07; Committee on Foreign Affairs Calendar