IWHC denounces a new Trump administration rule, expected to cut off funding for clinics that provide abortion services or referrals. The policy would be a domestic iteration of the Global Gag Rule, which forbids any NGO receiving US global health funds from providing abortion services, information, or referrals, even with their own, non-US funding.
The creation of a new office within the US Department of Health and Human Services to support medical professionals who refuse to provide health care to women and trans people under the guise of moral or religious objections is the latest in a string of attacks on sexual and reproductive rights.
The selection of Alex Azar to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) represents yet another instance of the Trump Administration elevating an anti-choice man to a position of power over women’s health and bodies.
A draft strategic plan for the Department of Health and Human Services represents yet another egregious effort under this Administration to roll back women’s and girls’ human rights. Tom Price's successor now has the opportunity to abandon this strategic plan, and pursue programs based on what is known to work and improve the lives of women.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed a proposal to rescind in its entirety a harmful regulation put in place by outgoing President Bush. The Bush Administration regulation expanded the federal refusal or “conscience” clause that would limit patients access to contraceptives, tubal ligations and abortion services. The desires of health care…