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Photographing the Global Gag Rule’s Effects in Ghana for Foreign Policy

June 1, 2017

By Martha T. Moore

© Nichole Sobecki

On assignment, Nichole Sobecki documented women’s healthcare in Ghana and the possible effects of the “global gag rule,” which forbids overseas organizations that receive U.S. funding from discussing or providing abortions. Click to see more from her work for Foreign Policy.

Three days after he was sworn in as president, Donald Trump reinstated a ban on U.S. aid to overseas organizations that provide or promote abortion. A day later, Nichole Sobecki was on her way to Ghana to document the ban’s potential effect. The ban, called by its critics the “global gag rule,’’ has been imposed by every Republican president since...

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