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Sen. Mike Lee Introduces Protecting Life In Foreign Assistance Act In Senate

U.S. Senator for Utah Mike Lee’s Office: Sen. Lee Introduces Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act “Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act Monday, a bill that would codify President Trump’s 2017 executive order prohibiting the availability of foreign aid to organizations that provide or…

U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act, Repeal Mexico City Policy, Opinion Piece Says

Sacramento Bee: The global gag rule on abortion and reproductive health care must be repealed Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), medical doctor and member of Congress serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Melvine Ouyo, former Kibera clinic director for Family Health Options Kenya “…The impact of the [expanded Mexico…

Canadian-Funded Program In Mozambique Offers Access To Abortion, Contraceptives, Training On Family Planning

Globe and Mail: In Mozambique, Canadian aid funds a rare service: safe abortions “…The $18-million Mozambique project is financed under the Trudeau government’s ‘feminist international assistance’ policy, which provides $550-million annually for sexual- and reproductive-health and rights, including family planning and abortion, with plans to increase funding over the next…

More News In Global Health

AFP: Talking about a menstrual revolution: Asia’s period problems (3/2). Global Health NOW: Virginity Testing in Morocco: Assault on Dignity, or a Shield Against Assault? (Sane, 2/29). The Guardian: Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in east Africa (McVeigh, 3/4). Reuters: In Argentina’s north, indigenous children…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Mexican state becomes 2nd jurisdiction to legalize abortion (9/25). BBC: The tiny kingdom fighting an epidemic (Ro, 9/26). Reuters: Health workers aim to save lives of mothers and babies with smartphone data (Kelland, 9/25). Reuters: Liberian hospital patients turned away as medical strike bites (Toweh et al., 9/25).…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Video: What will it take to decolonize global health? (Byatnal/Mihara, 7/17). Devex: USAID, IDB award crowdsourced innovation grants to aid Venezuelans (Welsh, 7/17). Mother Jones: The Former Head of the CDC Has an Audacious Idea for Handling the Pandemic (Butler, 7/16). PRI: Abortion is a protected right in Spain.…

U.S. House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Repeal Helms Amendment

The Hill: Democrats introduce bill to repeal funding ban on abortions abroad “Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would repeal a decades-old policy that prevents U.S. foreign aid programs from providing funding for abortion services. … Schakowsky’s bill, the Abortion Is Health Care Act of 2020, would classify…

Trump Administration Restricts Federal Research Involving Fetal Tissue, Ends UCSF Project Using Tissue To Test HIV Treatments

Associated Press: Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists “The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue. The Health and Human Services Department said in a statement that government-funded research by universities that involves fetal tissue can continue…

Human Rights Watch Report Examines Impacts Of Honduras’s Abortion Ban

The Guardian: Honduras abortion misery a ‘frightening preview’ of America’s future — study “One woman handcuffed by police after suffering a miscarriage, another forced to bear her rapist’s child. A doctor who risks imprisonment to end pregnancies that threaten the lives of patients. … Researchers from the organization spoke of…

U.S. House Passes Spending Bill Including Permanent Repeal Of Mexico City Policy, Increased International Family Planning Funding; Negotiations With Senate Ongoing

Refinery29: House Passes Spending Bill That Repeals The Global Gag Rule “The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a near $1 trillion spending package … Reproductive health advocates lauded H.R. 2740 as a victory for family planning and health care in general. The legislation permanently repeals the domestic…

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