Liberal government to voice support for Joe Biden cancelling U.S. 'global gag rule'

The federal government will voice its support later today when U.S. President Joe Biden rescinds the United States' so-called global gag rule.

The policy prohibits international non-profit groups from receiving U.S. funding if they provide abortion counselling or referrals.

Biden will issue a presidential memorandum today that the White House says will protect and expand access to reproductive health care.

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Ottawa-based Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights intends to press the Biden White House to back its expressions of support with real funding and political momentum.

"The Biden administration has its work cut out for it on the global stage," executive director Kara Gillis says in a statement to be released today.

Posted on 2021-01-28
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