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El Salvador Considers Legislation To Relax Country’s Total Abortion Ban

Rewire: Momentum Builds for Reforming El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Kathy Bougher, an educator, social justice activist, and writer, discusses El Salvador’s ban on abortion in all cases and highlights legislation under consideration “that would decriminalize abortion in cases of rape or human trafficking, fetal non-viability, or to preserve the pregnant…

Mexico City Policy ‘Plays Politics With Women’s Lives,’ MSF-USA Board Member Says

Doctors Without Borders/Medium: Is the Global Gag Rule Truly Pro-Life? Aerlyn Pfeil, midwife and a member of the Médecins Sans Frontières-USA board of directors, discusses the potential impacts of the Mexico City policy on women’s health worldwide, writing, “The [global gag rule] is not saving lives; it plays politics with…

U.S. Must Protect ‘Critical Investments In Women’s Health Globally’

Huffington Post: From Here To Uganda: Why U.S. Leadership On Reproductive Rights Matters Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…Unprecedented efforts are under way to roll back gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. The U.S. administration’s January reinstatement and dramatic expansion of…

Mexico City Policy Could Fuel Extremism In Fragile Countries

TIME: The Connection Between the Global Gag Rule and Extremism Elizabeth Weingarten, director of the Global Gender Parity Initiative at New America “…[The Mexico City] policy will increase gender inequality. Gender inequality can fuel extremism. Extremism fuels terrorism. … Limiting access to reproductive health services impedes declines in women’s fertility…

Two-Thirds Of Australians Say Nation’s Foreign Aid Budget Should Support Sexual, Reproductive Health Programming In Pacific Island Countries, Poll Shows

BuzzFeed News: Aussies Don’t Want To Follow Trump By Banning Charities That Offer Abortion Services “…The Australian Christian Lobby urged [Australian] Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to … reinstate a ban on the use of foreign aid to terminate pregnancies in other countries. The ban, introduced by former prime minister John…

Trump Administration’s Policies ‘Harmful To Women’

Roll Call: Opinion: A Disturbing Trend Against Women’s Health Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), senior member of the House Financial Services and the Oversight and Government Reform Committees, and ranking House member on the Joint Economic Committee “Despite the fact that most Americans want their leaders focused on creating jobs and…

Abortion Politics Affect U.S. Foreign Aid; Some NGOs Worry Expanded Mexico City Policy Will Have Widespread Negative Impacts On Women’s Health

VOA News: Ideological Divide Over Abortion Again Affects U.S. Foreign Aid “…The deep ideological divide over abortion affects many aspects of American politics, and certainly permeates considerations about U.S. foreign aid. … Restoring the ‘Mexico City policy’ was expected when a Republican administration took over this year, following eight years…

Trump Administration Announces Expanded Mexico City Policy; Plan Will Impact Most U.S. Global Health Assistance

ABC News: Abortion restrictions expanded for foreign nonprofits receiving U.S. health funds “The Trump administration is expanding a policy that requires foreign non-governmental organizations to neither perform nor promote abortion as a method of family planning, if they receive U.S. global health assistance funding…” (Finnegan, 5/15). Associated Press: Trump details…

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