In her latest inspiring move, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Halsey has filmed a video to help stop the Global Gag Rule and support the Global HER Act. Halsey collaborated with the Center for Health and Gender Equity on the video, which is produced by ART NOT WAR.
The Global Gag Rule was revived and expanded by President Donald Trump during his first days in office, and it blocks U.S. federal funding for non-governmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or advocate to expand abortion services.
Halsey’s new video is bringing some much-needed attention to the issue, which has fallen by the wayside in recent months.
The 22-year-old explains the horrific ways the Global Gag Rule impacts women all over the world — and explains why we should support The Global HER Act, a bill introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Nita Lowey that has bipartisan support.
Under the Global HER Act, eligible organizations all over the world can continue to provide health services with U.S. funds — and still be able to provide abortion services without using U.S. funds.
Halsey is a vocal supporter of women’s rights who recently donated $100,000 to Planned Parenthood, an organization that needs our help now more than ever. Her voice is invaluable, especially because she has a young fanbase who may not be familiar with the Global Gag Rule and its life-threatening implications.
Check out Halsey’s awesome video here on TeenVogue.com.