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Al Jazeera Examines How Mexico City Policy Impacting Mozambique Health Programs, Other Non-Profit Organizations

Al Jazeera: ‘Women and girls will die’: Trump’s foreign aid rule on abortion “…Sebastiao Muthisse from AMODEFA, the Mozambican Association for Family Development, outlined the dilemma the aid organization faced. They were not prepared to sign Trump’s so-called ‘global gag rule’ forbidding mention of abortion, and, as a result, projects…

Global Advocates Continue Work To Ensure Women’s Health, Rights

HuffPost: Trump’s Attacks On Women Worldwide Mean The Resistance Is Global Latanya Mapp Frett, executive director of Planned Parenthood Global “One year ago, on the heels of the largest day of protest in U.S. history and a truly global moment of solidarity on women’s rights, the newly inaugurated president resurrected…

Women, Health Organizations Worldwide Feel Impact Of Reinstated Mexico City Policy

The Guardian: Trump’s ‘global gag rule’: how women are fighting back — video “One year after Donald Trump reinstated a ban on U.S. [global health] aid funding for overseas organizations that provide [or discuss] abortion services, opposition is mounting. Rallying under the banner She Decides, women around the world have…

Politicians, Governments Should Protect Women’s Health, Legalize Abortion

The Guardian: Why do politicians still force women through unwanted pregnancies? Dame Billie Miller, lawyer and politician in Barbados “…When governments deny women access to safe and legal abortion, it does nothing to decrease the rate at which abortions occur. Instead, it leads to more injuries and deaths. In the…

Chile’s Experience Reforming Abortion Law Can Serve As Example To Other Countries

New York Times: How Chile Ended Its Draconian Ban on Abortion José Miguel Vivanco, director of the Americas division at Human Rights Watch, and Verónica Undurraga, professor of constitutional law at Adolfo Ibáñez University “Last month, in a huge victory for Chile’s women, the Constitutional Court here upheld a long-awaited…

Senate Committee Approves FY18 SFOPs Appropriations Bill, Votes To Reinstate UNFPA Funding, Overturn Mexico City Policy

Devex: Senate committee backs reversal of Mexico City policy “The Senate appropriations committee unanimously approved a foreign aid funding bill that contains limited budget cuts, including amendments to both repeal the Mexico City policy — the so-called ‘global gag rule’ — and provide $10 million in climate change-related funding. The…

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