U.S President Ronald Reagan first invoked the global gag rule also known as the Mexico City Policy in 1984, followed by President George W. Bush in 2001. President Donald Trump has also invoked the same rule through an executive order within the first few weeks of his administration.
The gag rule imposes anti-abortion restrictions against the use of global health assistance. It bars U.S government and non-US government agencies from providing support to organisations that provide abortion services or related information, hence the term the “gag” rule. Find FULL ARTICLE