In 2017, it was estimated 85 million women and girls were forced into pregnancy because of lack of access to contraception – that’s every person in Germany being pregnant at the same time.
by 2020 the world’s poorest women and girls will have to find nearly $700m themselves to pay for their own sexual health care – unless someone helps.
It is estimated that 88% of the women who died in 2017 because of unintended pregnancy were from the world’s poorest countries.
The rule blocks critical funding for health services like contraception, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for any organisation that refuses to sign up to it.
When it has been enacted by previous Republican Presidents, evidence has shown that the rule has not reduced the number of abortions; rather, by eliminating access to contraception, it has led to more unintended pregnancies and more unsafe abortions.
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