In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it "devastating" because Trump went where no administration had gone before.Trump in his first working day in office revived the so-called global gag rule. Tuesday marks one year since Trump's decision, and health organizations are sharing the first effects of the shift by the United States, the world's largest health donor. Last week, London-based Marie Stopes International announced it faces a funding gap of $80 million in the 37 countries where it works, with more than 2 million women risking the loss of contraception services. Health workers say Trump's expansion of the global gag rule is especially damaging because NGOs increasingly offer a range of services in such communities.At least 1,275 foreign NGOs, and about $2.2 billion in global health funding, could be affected by the expanded global gag rule, the Kaiser Family Foundation says.The organization expects to lose $100 million in funding.The Mozambican Association for Family Development, a Planned Parenthood associate, is losing 60 percent of its funding because of Trump's decision.
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