"We've been given a death sentence."  That's how one Kenyan health clinic views President Donald Trump's ban on US federal funding for international groups that provide, support or discuss abortions. Critics call the policy the "global gag rule." The US already prohibits the use of funds for foreign family planning centers that provide abortions. But the global gag rule goes one step further in that it restricts doctors or other health providers in these centers from even mentioning the word, "abortion," to their patients. Kenya is heavily dependent on US health funds to fight HIV/AIDS and provide female reproductive services. Family Health Options Kenya says it's been the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the country for the last five decades. It includes family planning counseling and screening for cervical cancer and AIDS as just a few of the services provided. "I think it's going to be catastrophic," says Melvine Ouyo, a clinic director at FHOK. She is on the front line of caring for many of Kenya's young women who have an unwanted pregnancy.  Melvine Ouyo, clinic director at Family Health Options Kenya, is shown here.  Credit: Lisa Shannon/PRI She tells of a young woman who came to her clinic with an unplanned pregnancy. "When she came, she was so suicidal, and she is 20 years old, lives with a family of three [where] living standards are very poor — an open sewer and no access to safe water. She cannot afford to carry a pregnancy to term. And she says, 'I will die if I cannot [get] assistance or services to terminate the pregnancy.' I took her through counseling and was able to refer her appropriately, and she was saved from committing suicide." Aisha received birth control from Family Health Options Kenya to prevent unwanted pregnancy while working in the sex trade.  Credit: Lisa Shannon/PRI  Ouyo and the organization's clinical services director, Amos Simpano, have more horrific stories of young women who come to FHOK for help. Many of the young women live in poor areas where they cannot afford to have a child and need access to contraceptives.  Credit: Lisa Shannon/PRI  Simpano says Family Health Options Kenya