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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…

Opinions Address IFC’s Impact On Poverty In Guinea, Implications Of Abortion Policies

Devex: Opinion: Why is IFC contributing to poverty in Guinea? David Pred, co-founder and executive director of Inclusive Development International (7/28). NBC News: Zara Ahmed: Abortion rates don’t drop when the procedure is outlawed. But it does make it more dangerous Zara Ahmed, associate director of federal issues for the…

Blog Post, Releases Address Potential Long-Acting HIV Prevention Option For Women In Sub-Saharan Africa; Lead Poisoning In Children Globally; Intersection Of Climate Change, Environmental, Reproductive Health

UNAIDS: UNAIDS is hopeful that a new long-acting HIV prevention option will soon become available for women in sub-Saharan Africa (7/28). UNICEF: A third of the world’s children poisoned by lead, new groundbreaking analysis says (7/29). Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: At the Intersection of…

Unintended Pregnancies Fall Worldwide But Half End In Abortion; No Evidence Legal Restrictions Prevent Abortion, Study Shows

The Guardian: Covid-19 threatens access to abortions and contraceptives, experts warn “Rates of unplanned pregnancies have fallen around the world, according to new data published by health research organization the Guttmacher Institute and the U.N. Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) on Wednesday. Global rates of unintended pregnancies have fallen from 79…

Opinions Address U.S. WHO Withdrawal, Women’s Health, AIDS 2020 Highlights, Other Topics

Al Jazeera: Why ‘pro-life’ activists won’t protect women during childbirth Claire Provost, global investigations editor at openDemocracy, and Inge Snip, health journalism fellow at openDemocracy’s Tracking the Backlash project (7/22). The Conversation: AIDS conference: COVID-19, big breakthroughs and missed targets Linda-Gail Bekker, professor of medicine and deputy director of the…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact On Women, Prevention Strategies, Global Access To Vaccine

The BMJ: Serious violations of health workers’ rights during pandemic Julian Sheather, specialist adviser for ethics and human rights with the British Medical Association, and colleagues (7/14). Devex: To enable UHC, close COVID-19 testing and gender gaps Roopa Dhatt, executive director and co-founder of Women in Global Health, internal medicine…