gag rule

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gag rule

1. A rule, as in a legislative body, limiting discussion or debate on a bill or resolution under consideration.
2. A rule or policy preventing the discussion of certain issues by private parties as a condition of the receipt of public funding.

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gag law

(Parliamentary Procedure) US any closure regulation adopted by a deliberative body

gag′ rule`

any rule restricting open discussion or debate concerning a given issue, esp. in a deliberative body.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gag rule - a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
closure by compartment, guillotine - closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
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Nationally, the gag rule gained notoriety as some pharmacy benefit managers used it as part of a clawback process, where the organizations made money by charging copays greater than the cost of the drug.
Ironically, she said that Donald Trump's global gag rule will further add to stigma about abortion since it has an indirect effect on research organisations working on women's healthcare programmes on the continent.
If the White House is permitted to maintain that kind of gag rule on a witness, no congressional investigation could ever be effective.
Conscience: As minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, you boldly established She Decides--a fund and a movement to combat the Trump administration's reintroduction of the global gag rule, a policy which bans organizations abroad from receiving American aid if they support a woman's right to choose abortion.
The author describes the debates around the gag rule passed by the House of Representatives in 1836 to reject all petitions against slavery, until it was rescinded in 1844, with a similar rule in the Senate lasting until 1850.
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23, President Donald Trump signed an executive order reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule, which prohibits U.
President Donald Trump cut from similar support when he reimposed his country's so-called global gag rule.
The global gag rule, as it existed under previous anti-women's health presidents, was deeply harmful.
funds for abortion services or advocacy (see "The Global Gag Rule and Fights over Funding UNFPA: The Issues That Won't Go Away," Spring 2015).
The diverse group of activists will have the opportunity to learn about pressing family planning challenges like the Helms Amendment and Global Gag Rule from experts at Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the National Women's Law Center.
Until and unless the agreement is amended to delete the gag rule, public debate will be chilled.