Trump’s Global Gag Rule: What Does it Mean for Women?

Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:30am to 1:00pm
Pane Room Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus

Free lunch will be provided

Trump's Global Gag rule book talkThe Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Center for Women and Work present a discussion with Professors Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Meredeth Turshen, and Marci Berger on the "Global Gag Rule."

Professor Yana Rodgers discusses her new book, The Global Gag Rule and Women’s Reproductive Health: Rhetoric Versus Reality. A hallmark of the Reagan, Bush, and Trump administrations, the “Global Gag Rule” cuts off foreign aid to health care providers that offer or even discuss abortions. In her new book, Rodgers finds the policy has the opposite of its intended effect, leading to more abortions in some countries. She lays out a better approach to integrated reproductive health services.

Discussants

  • Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Professor, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Management and Labor Relations; Director, Center for Women and Work
  • Meredeth Turshen, Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • Marci Berger, Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Co-Sponsor

  • Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Comparative Sexuality, Gender, and Race