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U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act, Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: To Guarantee Women’s Rights Melvine P. Ouyo, student at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and provider at Family Health Options Kenya “…Every day, young women … face inaccessible health care, domestic violence, delayed decision-making that leads to dangerous abortions, unintended pregnancy,…

Rutgers, LSE Experts Say Mexico City Policy ‘Has Unintended Effects’

London School of Economics’ U.S. Centre: Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children In this blog post, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, professor at Rutgers University and faculty director of the Center for Women and Work; Ernestina Coast, professor of…

IntraHealth International Experts Discuss Importance Of High-Quality Postabortion Care For Young People

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: Why Should Postabortion Care Be Youth-Friendly? Mallory Michalak, 2018 UNC-IntraHealth summer fellow, speaks with Stembile Mugore, a midwife and public health professional at IntraHealth International, about the importance of postabortion care for young people and how to improve sexual and reproductive health services for this group (1/9).

Rewire.News Examines House Democrats, Rep. Lowey’s Actions On Mexico City Policy

Rewire.News: Democrats Take Aim at Trump’s Global Gag Rule in Bill to Reopen the Federal Government “Included among the roughly 1,000 pages of text of the spending bill Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed last week to re-open the federal government was language to repeal parts of the…

Guardian Podcast Examines El Salvador’s Abortion Laws, Case Of Imelda Cortez

The Guardian: On trial: El Salvador’s abortion ban “The shocking case of Imelda Cortez has put El Salvador’s strict abortion laws in the spotlight. [In this ‘Today in Focus’ podcast, h]uman rights lawyer Paula Avila-Guillen and reporter Nina Lakhani describe how a surprise verdict has given fresh hope to women…

Guardian Examines How Trump’s Reinstatement, Expansion Of Mexico City Policy Helped Mobilize Women Worldwide To Campaign For Health, Human Rights

The Guardian: ‘A gift to feminists’: how Trump’s ‘gag rule’ inspired a worldwide movement “…The reintroduction of the Mexico City policy — or ‘global gag rule’ as it’s commonly known — banned overseas NGOs from receiving U.S. federal funding if they provided any abortion services. … Lilianne Ploumen, the then…

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