Senate Rejects Bill to Reinstate Global Gag Rule
January 30, 2009
Wednesday, the Senate rejected a bill to reinstate the Global Gag Rule by a vote of 60-37. This policy prohibits any foreign organization receiving U.S. aid from providing, referring to, or even advocating for abortion care. During his first week in office, President Obama struck down this devastating policy so that women and families around the world could access the quality, comprehensive health care they need.