GAGGING. Campus Progress's Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza did a fantastic job of writing about the Global Gag Rule, which never gets enough media attention. When we put abstinence-only provisions on our global aid, we put women around the world at severe risk. Americans vastly overestimate the amount that actually goes in to foreign aid; it's a safe bet that they also don't know that such provisions have been put into place. Perhaps we can put this on Congress's ever-lengthening "to do" list.

UPDATE: My colleague also pointed out that Plumer wrote a good piece about the Gag Rule a few weeks ago at TNR.

-- Kay Steiger

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