Halsey not too long ago teamed up with the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) to struggle President Donald Trump’s international gag rule.
On Jan. 23, Trump signed into impact the worldwide gag rule, a ban on investment for any world group that provides or advises on abortion-related services and products in instances instead of rape, incest or existence endangerment. The international gag rule used to be initially established through Ronald Reagan in 1984 and because then has been rescinded through each Democratic president and reinstated through each Republican president. Trump in fact expanded the gag rule to incorporate all international well being services and products that obtain investment from the U.S., together with methods that deal with HIV and infectious illnesses akin to Zika, malaria and Ebola.
The gag rule may have life-threatening penalties for girls all over the world ― and Halsey simply spelled out the ones penalties in a brand new video for CHANGE.
In the video, posted to Facebook on Thursday, Halsey defined what the worldwide gag rule is and the affect it has on girls all over the world.
The results of the worldwide gag rule? “Women die,” Halsey stated.
The international gag rule signifies that extra girls in sub-Saharan Africa would possibly die from undesirable pregnancies and dangerous abortion.
Hauwa Shekarau, Nigerian activist and director of IPAS
Hauwa Shekarau, a Nigerian activist and director of ladies’s well being group IPAS, stated within the video that unsafe abortion is a big contributor to the prime maternal mortality fee in Nigeria.
“The Trump administration is playing politics with the lives of women in Africa,” Shekarau stated. “The global gag rule means that more women in sub-Saharan Africa may die from unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion.”
To lend a hand struggle the gag rule, CHANGE ― together with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and 200 different lawmakers ― has offered the Global HER Act, which targets to finish the gag rule as soon as and for all.
“None of us are free until all of us are free,” Halsey stated. “And the oppression of women in some of the poorest countries from Africa to Latin America to Asia is directly tied to our own. So let’s do our part to join CHANGE and support all women when they need it most.”
Head over to CHANGE to be told extra in regards to the Global HER Act.