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Ecuador’s National Assembly Votes Against Decriminalizing Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Fetal Malformation

AFP: Ecuador’s lawmakers vote against decriminalizing abortion for cases of rape, fetal malformation “Ecuador’s National Assembly voted Tuesday against decriminalizing abortion in all cases of rape and for fetal malformation. A decriminalization proposal fell five votes short of the 70 required for its approval, with 59 assembly members voting against…

Foreign Policy Examines Trump Administration’s Efforts To Push Back On Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights Language At Upcoming U.N. Summit

Foreign Policy: Trump Administration Steps Up War on Reproductive Rights “The Trump administration is seeking to form a coalition of socially ultra-conservative governments from Brazil to Saudi Arabia to denounce international efforts to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights at a United Nations summit later this month, characterizing such…

Ivanka Trump’s Efforts To Promote Women’s Prosperity Undermined By Trump Administration Policies, Some Experts Say

CNN: Ivanka Trump’s push to empower women is undermined by her father’s policies, experts say “…In promoting her ‘Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative,’ [Ivanka] Trump emphasizes the link between stable, productive societies and women’s ability to work — connections borne out by research. But experts say a key factor…

FIGO Calls For Commitments To Women’s SRHR At Upcoming Meetings, Better Access To Safe Abortion

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics: Safe abortion is healthcare “…Later this month at the U.N. High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and in November at the 25th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, FIGO hopes to see global leaders make commitments towards women’s sexual and…

Senate Appropriations Committee Postpones Consideration Of FY20 Labor-HHS-Education, State-Foreign Operations Bills

Roll Call: Senate appropriations process continues to devolve”Senate appropriators have abandoned plans to mark up two spending bills Thursday that have become mired in a partisan dispute over abortion policy. The Appropriations Committee announced it will postpone consideration of its fiscal 2020 Labor-HHS-Education bill and its State-Foreign Operations bill. As…

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DW: Millions of children in conflicts need psychological help: report (9/10). New Humanitarian: Five things to watch after Hurricane Dorian strikes the Bahamas (Parker, 9/10). Reuters: Sudan’s major floods present first challenge for its new leader (Siddig et al., 9/10). Reuters: Four cholera cases confirmed in Sudan, three die of acute watery diarrhea (Abdelaziz/Saba, 9/10). Reuters:…

The BMJ Examines Impacts Of Mexico City Policy On Contraceptive, Abortion Services In Nepal

The BMJ: U.S. ‘global gag rule’ on abortion is limiting family planning choices for women in Nepal”U.S. President Donald Trump has reinstated and strengthened the on-again, off-again rule prohibiting U.S. [global health] aid to abortion providers in foreign countries. Rojita Adhikari looks at the effect the rule is having on…

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Agence France-Presse: Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes (8/8). Associated Press: U.N. food agency to boost aid for 4 Central American countries (8/9). BBC News: Kenya’s new breast milk bank in bid to reduce infant mortality (Odhiambo/Panyanko, 8/9). The BMJ: Malaria outbreak in Burundi reaches epidemic levels with…

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Associated Press: New Zealand government plans to ease abortion restrictions (Perry, 8/5). Borgen Magazine: Mitigating the Effect of Anti-Vaxxers on Global Health (Ramos, 8/5). Borgen Magazine: The Eradication of Malaria in Argentina and Algeria (Hall, 8/3). Borgen Magazine: Legislation to Tackle Violence Against Women Around the World (Bryant, 8/3). Health…