Gagged and bound: Abortion, the Mexico City policy and the cost of silence

As the world observes International Women’s Day, the irony is not lost on those affected by the global gag rule reinstated by the Trump administration. It has been little over a month since US President Donald Trump reintroduced the Mexico City policy, and the finer points remain clear as mud. Meanwhile, those affected under the Bush administration are still battling to recover. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.