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U.S. Should Ensure Women’s Access To Safe Abortions, U.N. Human Rights Office Says

Reuters: U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office “The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman’s life…” (Mantovani, 5/21).

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Devex: Health worker attacks are up, but numbers might not tell the full story (Lieberman, 5/21). Global Health NOW: Start Local to Stop Air Pollution (5/19). Global Press Journal: Unclear Abortion Laws in Uganda Leave Women Who Are Raped Unsure of Options (Segawa, 5/19). Global Press Journal: In Zambia, Rumors…

Foreign Policy Examines Trump Administration’s Efforts To Redline References To Sexual, Reproductive Health In G7 Communique On Gender Equality

Foreign Policy: U.S. Quietly Waters Down Another Communique on Gender Equality “The Trump administration pushed the G7 nations to water down a declaration on gender equality last week as part of its broad effort to stamp out references to sexual and reproductive health in international institutions, according to people involved…

Foreign Policy Examines History, Impacts Of Abortion Ban Under Communist Romania

Foreign Policy: What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion “…[O]pponents of the restrictive abortion laws currently being considered in the United States don’t need to look to fiction for admonitory examples of where these types of laws can lead. For decades, communist Romania was a real-life test case of…

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Expected To Consider FY20 SFOPs Spending Bill On Thursday Foreign Ops Funding Bill Includes Measures Targeting Trump’s ‘Policy of Protecting Life’ “The Appropriations Committee in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday will consider a draft bill on foreign affairs and aid funding — including contributions to the United Nations … [T]he funding bill also contains several specific…

Global Press Journal Publishes Additional Stories In ‘Reproductive Health Around The World’ Series, Including Those Focused On U.S. Policy

Global Press Journal: What is the Mexico City Policy? (5/12). Global Press Journal: When the U.S. Pulls the Funding Plug, How Do Reproductive Health Providers Proceed? (Kandel et al., 5/12). Global Press Journal: Mexico City’s Shelters Provide Care to Pregnant Women Traveling North (García, 5/8). Global Press Journal: High in the…