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Trump Era Ban on Funding Groups Leads to More Abortions Globally

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by Kylie Cheung

Surprisingly enough, this week in reproductive rights was quiet in the realm of state legislatures, which have spent the past few weeks trying to ban abortion as early as possible. But in terms of groundbreaking studies, updates on the Trump administration’s decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding, and an impending major vote on abortion in Ireland, this week has hardly lacked for big news.

If you can believe it, ever since President Trump’s decision to prohibit funding for groups around the globe that offer literally just information about abortion, the abortion rate is on the rise in affected countries—mostly because this policy effectively limits organizations’ ability to offer information or access to birth control and sexual health education.

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