Implementation of the global gag rule went well beyond abortion to effectively limit all discussions of family planning, including condom use to prevent HIV infection and multiyear spacing of pregnancies to avoid maternal deaths. Organizations as diverse as the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund and Family Health International lost millions of dollars in support from the US government during the years the gag rule was enforced.
This isn’t getting much press, but last night on MSNBC, Cecile Richards talked about the global gag rule that DJT reinstated yesterday. It not only prohibits using private funds for abortions - or talking about abortions - the effects are more widespread than that (and still unclear). It also affects HIV/AIDS and maternal health funding. It affects talking about condom usage and the zika virus (in ways I’m not clear about because it is just not getting media coverage).