Charity challenges US “anti-prostitution” restriction

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:420
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. Washington

    A US charity is to challenge the US government's requirement that international non-government organisations must explicitly oppose prostitution and sex trafficking if they are to receive government funds for family planning and HIV prevention activities.

    DKT International, which is based in Washington, DC, filed a lawsuit against the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on 11 August. It claims that the provision is a gag order restricting its right to free speech and is therefore unconstitutional.

    The law was enacted by Congress in 2003, with …

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