Just three days into his presidency, on January 23, 2017, Donald Trump reinstated the so-called Global Gag Rule. The executive order, also known as the Mexico City Policy, prohibits all U.S. federal money from funding international organizations that provide information about or support abortion rights.
The Inter-American Dialogue mourns the loss of Board member Dr. Thomas J. Mackell Jr., who passed away on October 9, 2016 after a battle with cancer. Mackell joined the Dialogue as a member in 2006 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2008.
On April 6th, 2016, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on “Criminal Abortion Laws in Latin America”.