Impact of the Trump Administration's Expanded Global Gag Rule Policy on Family Planning Service Provision in Ethiopia

Elizabeth A. Sully, Guttmacher Institute Solomon Shiferaw, Addis Ababa University Assefa Seme, Addis Ababa University Suzanne Bell, Johns Hopkins University Margaret Giorgio, Guttmacher Institute

First published on Studies in Family Planning:

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Abstract / Summary

The Global Gag Rule (GGR) makes non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) ineligible for U.S. Government global health funding if they provide, refer, or promote access to abortion. This study uses data from a panel of health facilities over the years 2017-2020 to examine quantitatively examines the impacts of the GGR on family planning service provision in Ethiopia. The study findings highlight that while the GGR was slow to fully impact NGOs in Ethiopia, it ultimately resulted in negative impacts on family planning service provision.