Sunday, January 25, 2009
Legal Scholarship on the Global Gag Rule
Check out my colleague Ruthann Robson's post this morning, on the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, surveying scholarship focusing on the global gag rule:
President Obama's decision in his first days to reverse the so-called "global gag rule" or "Mexico City policy" barring international aid connected to abortion led me back to some of the excellent scholarship that has occurred in this area. For ConLawProfs, the issue has always been a problematic one in terms of pure doctrine. Roe v. Wade does not apply to foreign aid or women outside the United States, but does that mean the issue is not a constitutional one? And what exactly is this "global gag rule" anyway?
Read the full post.