H 1 The Global Gag Rule and human rights. Fact sheet.
Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls around the world. Denying access to abortion does not stop women and girls from seeking abortion services, it just makes the procedure less safe and contributes to maternal mortality. The Global Gag Rule undermines fundamental human rights to life, health, equality, information, privacy and expression.