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A 19-year-old woman talks with nurse Valeria Zafisoa at a traveling contraception clinic in eastern Madagascar run by the British nonprofit group Marie Stopes International. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Melvine Ouyo is a reproductive health nurse at Family Health Options Kenya. She visited Washington, D.C., to discuss how the clinic has lost funding because it would not agree to the terms of President Trump's executive order banning U.S. aid to any health organization in another country that provides, advocates or makes referrals for abortions. Emily Matthews/NPR hide caption

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President Trump holds an executive order in January imposing the "Mexico City policy," which bans federal funds going to overseas organizations that perform or "promote" abortions. A fundraising effort initiated by a Dutch government minister has raised $300 million for affected organizations. Ron Sachs/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A patient is tested for malaria at a clinic in Kenya. U.S. funding for antimalarial efforts, HIV prevention and other programs abroad could be affected by the newly expanded "Mexico City policy." Wendy Stone/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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A mobile clinic outside Mombassa, Kenya, provides women in rural areas with family planning options like contraceptive implants and offers cervical cancer screening as well. Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Bans U.S. Funding For Groups That 'Promote' Abortion Overseas

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