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a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

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As this Congress starts gearing up for actual legislating, social conservatives in the House can be expected to continue their tradition of slapping a gag rule provision or a UNFPA funding ban on relevant foreign aid legislation.
House Republicans continue efforts to put politics in the way of vital health care for women by attempting to reinstate the global gag rule," Lautenberg said in a statement.
Yes, it is true that President Obama rescinded the gag rule soon after taking office.
While the gag rule was in effect, it severely hampered the effectiveness of the U.
Though Wheelan devotes fully a third of the book to Adams' pre-Congressional career, the book is largely focused on Adams' defense of the right to petition Congress against the gag rule that the House of Representatives implemented in 1836 and did not lift until the very end of 1844.
Readers will learn of how the Gag Rule was imposed as a means to stop the national debate on slavery, a rule that only served to highlight with clarity the immorality of the institution.
23, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an executive order reversing the global gag rule (also known as the Mexico City Policy)--implemented by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, rescinded by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and reinstated by President George W.
He lifted the odious gag rule that President George W.
This bill should be labeled "The Employer Gag Rule Act.
is now putting tight strings on contraceptive aid through the application of the Bush Administration's so-called Global Gag Rule.
The global gag rule therefore forces a cruel choice: In starkest terms, foreign NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) can either choose to accept USAID funds for provision of essential health services--but with restrictions which may jeopardize the health of many patients--or the NGOs can choose to reject the policy and lose vital U.
Senate passed an amendment by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) that would repeal the Global Gag Rule on international family planning assistance.
The government did nothing to stop clinic violence, the Gag Rule censored family planning providers, and President Reagan told the nation's children that ketchup was a vegetable.
The Global Gag Rule, an executive order issued by President Bush in January 2001, blocks assistance to foreign family planning agencies that are accused of providing abortion services, counseling or referrals.