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Abortion Bans are a Global Menace to Women

Abortion Bans are a Global Menace to Women, Choices June 2019 newsletter

As reported by the Global Fund for Women, “The Trump administration is exporting these anti-choice measures with the global gag rule. The global gag rule prohibits organizations from receiving funding from the U.S. government if they provide  services, referrals, and advocacy related to abortion internationally – even with non-U.S. government financing.  The policy covers all $8.8 billion in US global health aid, nearly 15 times the reach of previous iterations. As a result, millions of women and LGBTQI people worldwide are being shut off from comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services.

Global Fund for Women’s Leila Hessini explained: “The United States is the world’s largest donor to global health, and abortion-related services are often integrated into general health care involving HIV, contraceptives, and families.” The policy then affects the whole of women’s health care in many areas.” “The global gag rule is an attack on women’s abilities to make fundamental decisions related to their reproductive and sexual lives,” Hessini said. Half  of the 1.65 billion women age 15-44 worldwide live in countries where the global gag rule would impede otherwise legal abortion services.


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Choices Women’s Medical Center has implemented the following during our national emergency:



Currently, Medical Abortion Appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday up to 11 weeks of pregnancy.

We are booking Surgical Abortion Appointments starting Saturday, April 4, 2020.

GYN & Prenatal Care:

If you have a serious, symptomatic vaginal GYN issue, please call 718-786-5000 to check appointment availability.

Our Prenatal Care Program is open for patients. We strongly recommend that our existing prenatal patients continue to receive prenatal care.

All non-essential GYN appointments are currently closed and will be waitlisted. Please call 718-786-5000 to be added to our list. We will contact you when appointments are available.



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