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Sheryl Sandberg: Trump Global Abortion Stance So 'Reagan-Era'

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

By    |   Friday, 27 Jan 2017 01:06 PM

Sheryl Sandberg criticized President Donald Trump’s global policy that cuts funding to health care providers performing abortions or talking about it during family planning, agreeing with a New York Times piece that it is so “Reagan-era.”

Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, urged in a lengthy post on Thursday for a reversal to Trump's his executive order, noted Fortune magazine.

“[The policy] could have terrible consequences for women and families around the world,” said Sandberg. “The best way to prevent abortion is through more family planning services, not fewer.”

 

Trump’s executive order, referred to by liberals as the global gag rule, cuts funding to health care providers who either perform abortions or talk about abortion during the family planning process.

Under the Obama administration, funding for abortion services was banned under law, but it didn’t prevent health care providers from offering aid for other programs – ones that allowed for “contraception” and “post-abortion care,” according to CNN.

“Women’s rights are human rights – and there is no more basic right than health care,” said Sandberg.

“I started my career working at the World Bank on health care in India. I saw firsthand how clinics funded by foreign aid are often the only source of health care for women.”

“When women are given even the most basic health care information and services, they live longer, healthier lives – and they give birth to children who live longer, healthier lives.”

Sandberg, who started the Lean In movement with hopes of seeing more women develop into leaders, has been a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton.

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