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The Guardian Examines Implications Of President Trump’s Reinstatement, Expansion Of Mexico City Policy

The Guardian: How Trump signed a global death warrant for women “Six months ago, one powerful white man in the White House, watched by seven more, signed a piece of paper that will prevent millions of women around the world from deciding what they can and can’t do with their…

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Chile Senate Approves Measure To Allow Abortion In Some Circumstances; Bill Faces Hurdles To Become Law

Associated Press: Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases “…In a marathon session lasting well past midnight, the Senate voted to allow abortions when a mother’s life is in danger, when the fetus is not viable, and in cases of rape. A version of the bill was approved…

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Data Collection, Tracking, Lessons From Successes Vital To End Nutrition Emergencies In Africa

World Policy Blog’s “The Africa Angle”: A New Approach to End Malnutrition in Africa Mercy Lung’aho, nutritionist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and a 2017 Aspen Institute New Voices fellow, discusses the need for a “system that is better able to monitor and predict nutrition risks,” particularly…

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African Nations Using Innovative Solutions To Prevent, Treat Fistula

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Africa fights fistula with mobile money and community ambassadors “From training community ambassadors to encourage women with fistula to seek treatment, to cash for transport to hospitals, African nations are finding new ways to deal with the agonizing childbirth injury that ruins the lives of millions of…

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12.9M Infants Worldwide Did Not Receive Any Routine Immunizations In 2016, U.N. Agencies Report

Newsweek: Global Disease: Nearly 13 Million Infants Were Not Vaccinated In 2016 “New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have found that 12.9 million infants, or nearly one in 10, around the world didn’t receive any vaccinations in 2016. Consequently, these infants missed the first dose of…

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Digital Technologies Improving Access To Family Planning For India’s Youth

Inter Press Service: Digitizing Family Planning: The Way of the Future “Online shopping may have its pros and cons, but when it comes to buying products that have an invisible morality tag, it’s the safest possible option, believes Franklin Paul. One of India’s most vocal advocates for youth rights to…

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Post-Ebola Sierra Leone Faces Challenges As Government Works To Restore, Improve Family Planning Services

The Guardian: End of Ebola sparks crisis for Sierra Leone’s teen mums “…Just over a year since the country was declared free of Ebola, the government has pledged to prioritize fixing the dire state of maternal and sexual health services. One of its aims is to increase the proportion of…

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President Trump ‘Not Truly Pro-Life’

Daily Beast: Donald Trump’s War on the Unborn Jay Michaelson, legal affairs columnist at the Daily Beast “Evangelical voters put Donald Trump over the top to protect the unborn, but he has declared war on them instead. For a start, the World Health Organization estimates that between 2030-2050, climate change…

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Dominican Republic’s Congress Rejects Upholding Nation’s Total Abortion Ban; Conflicting Decision In Senate Opens Way For Another Vote On Issue

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dominican vote opens door to possible easing of total abortion ban “Congress in the Dominican Republic rejected upholding the nation’s total ban on abortion this week, approving a step that would allow the procedure for ending life-threatening pregnancies and those resulting from rape or incest. The lawmakers…

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Honduras Passes Bill Making Child Marriage Illegal; Other Countries Should Follow, HRW Researcher Writes

Human Rights Watch: Time to Get Serious about Child Marriage in Latin America Heather Barr, senior researcher at the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, discusses the passage of a bill making child marriage illegal in Honduras, writing, “For the many other countries in Latin America that need urgently…

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