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UK:  Baroness Barker hits out at ‘insidious’ Gag Rule

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London, 22 February - Baroness Barker, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, published an opinion article criticising the Global Gag Rule.

The Baroness notes statistics predicting the policy “will result in:  6.5 million unintended pregnancies; 2.2 million abortions; 2.1 million unsafe abortions and 21,700 maternal deaths.” She goes on to say: “I, along with Liberal Democrat colleagues and women from other parties are urging Theresa May to stop fawning over the misogynist in chief and start protecting the safety and well-being of women and girls.” 

Read the full article here




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