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Al Jazeera: Chronicles of a Pandemic (9/17). Devex: In COVID-19 response, make climate change priority (Cornish, 9/18). Devex: What do development advocates want from the U.K.’s integrated review? (Worley, 9/17). Borgen Magazine: Exploring Gender Inequality in Yemen (Jones, 9/18). The Lancet: Brazilian doctors condemn new rules on abortion (Alves, 9/19).…

Opinion Piece Calls On U.S. Policymakers To Repeal Mexico City Policy, Helms Amendment

Ms. Magazine: The Trump Administration Wants to Make the Global Gag Rule Even More Harmful Lauren Cross, senior U.S. communications manager, and Zara Ahmed, senior policy manager on the public policy team, both at the Guttmacher Institute “In the middle of a global pandemic, the Trump administration is trying to…

Trump Administration Proposes Further Expansion Of Mexico City Policy

National Review: The Trump Administration Proposes Another Expansion of the ‘Mexico City Policy’ “…When it applied only to the State Department and USAID, the Mexico City policy covered about $600 million in U.S. aid directed to international family-planning programs. … And now, the administration has proposed further broadening the [Protecting…

Trump Administration Proposes Regulation To Further Expand Mexico City Policy

The Hill: Trump administration seeks to extend Mexico City policy on abortion “The Trump administration is looking to expand a ban on global health aid for foreign organizations that provide or promote abortions. The proposed change from the State Department would require that foreign groups receiving global health aid through…

Trump Administration Ignored NIH Evidence When Restricting Fetal Tissue Research, Democratic Lawmaker Investigation Shows

POLITICO: Dem probe: Trump administration ignored NIH evidence on fetal tissue “The Trump administration’s efforts to curtail the use of fetal tissue in federal research was driven by political considerations despite health officials’ promise to follow the science, according to new findings from a long-running investigation by senior Democratic lawmakers.…

BBC News Examines U.S. Presidential Candidates’ Positions On Abortion

BBC News: Abortion: How do Trump and Biden’s policies compare? “Abortion is arguably the most divisive issue in U.S. politics — and with the presidential candidates promising to either revoke national rights to abortion or take extra steps to safeguard it, the stakes have never been higher. With President Trump…

U.S. House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Repeal Helms Amendment

The Hill: Democrats introduce bill to repeal funding ban on abortions abroad “Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would repeal a decades-old policy that prevents U.S. foreign aid programs from providing funding for abortion services. … Schakowsky’s bill, the Abortion Is Health Care Act of 2020, would classify…

Opinions Address IFC’s Impact On Poverty In Guinea, Implications Of Abortion Policies

Devex: Opinion: Why is IFC contributing to poverty in Guinea? David Pred, co-founder and executive director of Inclusive Development International (7/28). NBC News: Zara Ahmed: Abortion rates don’t drop when the procedure is outlawed. But it does make it more dangerous Zara Ahmed, associate director of federal issues for the…

Unintended Pregnancies Fall Worldwide But Half End In Abortion; No Evidence Legal Restrictions Prevent Abortion, Study Shows

The Guardian: Covid-19 threatens access to abortions and contraceptives, experts warn “Rates of unplanned pregnancies have fallen around the world, according to new data published by health research organization the Guttmacher Institute and the U.N. Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) on Wednesday. Global rates of unintended pregnancies have fallen from 79…

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Devex: Video: What will it take to decolonize global health? (Byatnal/Mihara, 7/17). Devex: USAID, IDB award crowdsourced innovation grants to aid Venezuelans (Welsh, 7/17). Mother Jones: The Former Head of the CDC Has an Audacious Idea for Handling the Pandemic (Butler, 7/16). PRI: Abortion is a protected right in Spain.…