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Women’s March Global Demanding Rights To Bodily Autonomy Ahead Of January 18 Events

IPS: Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent “The United States and 18 other U.N. member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to ‘bodily autonomy’ — the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive…

HHS Secretary Azar Denounces Efforts To ‘Normalize’ Reproductive Rights Terminology, Says ‘No International Right To Abortion’ In Speech To Representatives Of 30 Nations

Washington Times: HHS Secretary Alex Azar says ‘no international right to abortion’ “Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke to representatives from more than 30 nations Thursday morning in Washington, promoting a ‘positive vision for women’s health’ that, he added, doesn’t include abortions. … In Thursday’s speech, Mr. Azar…

Costa Rica President Issues Technical Decree Allowing Therapeutic Abortions

Reuters: Costa Rica’s president says therapeutic abortions will be allowed “Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado on Thursday issued a technical decree that will allow for therapeutic abortions in the Central American nation, despite opposition from religious and conservative political groups. On paper, a 50-year-old law allows a pregnancy to be…

Argentina’s New President Should Legalize Abortion, Opinion Piece Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: It’s time to legalize abortion in Argentina Jessie Clyde, director of grantmaking and international partnerships at the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) “As Argentina’s new president takes office this week, he will be met with hope and high expectations. For many, Alberto Fernandez holds the promise…

U.S. Must Take Human Rights Obligations, Including Those On Reproductive Rights, Seriously, Legal Expert Writes In Opinion Piece

Ms. Magazine: The Persistent Danger of Trump’s Definition of ‘Unalienable Rights’ Elena Sarver, legal adviser at the Global Justice Center “The State Department’s newly formed Unalienable Rights Commission held its third public meeting [Wednesday]. It’s been six months since the commission was first announced in July 2019 by Secretary of…

Nations Must Improve Women’s Health, SRHR To Adhere To International Human Rights Standards, Reach UHC, Opinion Pieces Say

Newsweek: The Trump Administration’s Grades for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Are In Bergen Cooper, director of policy research at CHANGE — Center for Health and Gender Equity “When it comes to protecting women’s human rights globally, along with sexual and reproductive rights, the U.S. government under President Donald Trump and…

Trump Administration’s Expanded Mexico City Policy Hinders HIV/AIDS Response Among Women, Girls, Planned Parenthood Officials Say

Planned Parenthood Global/Medium: A Catch-22 for Women and Girls: How the Global Gag Rule Attacks the HIV/AIDS Response In this post, ChloĆ« Cooney, senior director of strategy and programs for Planned Parenthood Global, and Caitlin Horrigan, director of global advocacy for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, discuss the impact of…