Population Matters

Population Matters

The Trump administration's reinstatement of the 'global gag rule' - banning US foreign aid to organisations which provide or discuss abortion services - threatens family planning and health provision for some of the world's poorest people. Population Matters is supporting the campaign to protect vital services from this policy. Find out how you can help defend those services.
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  • President Trump reinstates ‘Global Gag Rule’

    27 January 2017 Family planning services worldwide received a blow when President Trump reinstated the 'Global Gag Rule', which withdraws US foreign aid from any organisation which provides abortion or information about it. The decision will withdraw funding worth billions of dollars from health programmes currently reliant on US aid. read more...
  • 18 million Chinese babies since end of one child policy

    24 January 2017 The Chinese government has released figures for births in the first year since its longstanding one child policy was abandoned. Births have increased by 7.9% - less than predicted by the government but still representing more than 1.3 million babies over the previous year, in the most populous country on Earth. read more...

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