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Opinion Pieces Denounce Trump Administration’s Expanded Mexico City Policy

Rewire: Trump-Pence Administration’s Neocolonial Assault on Reproductive Freedom Is Killing African Women and Girls Hayley Farless, writer, researcher, and reproductive justice advocate “…Trump’s expanded global gag rule … impose[s] U.S. control over African financial resources and exploit[s] the power of United States global health aid to enforce anti-choice restrictions upon…

PAI Discusses Trump Administration’s Withholding Of UNFPA Funding For 2nd Year

PAI: A Bad Joke: Trump-Pence Administration Doubles Down On UNFPA Funding Cut On International Women’s Day This piece discusses the Trump administration’s decision to withhold funding for UNFPA for a second year and provides background on the Kemp-Kasten determination and the legislative details related to the withholding of funds (3/15).

Trump Officials Called U.S. ‘Pro-Life Nation,’ Pushed For Abstinence Policies In Closed-Door U.N. Commission On Women Meetings

BuzzFeed News: In Closed-Door U.N. Meetings, Trump Administration Officials Pushed Abstinence For International Women’s Health Programs “In closed-door meetings at the United Nations in March, Trump administration officials pushed socially conservative views on women’s rights issues — including abstinence-based policies over information about contraception — that were further to the…

Global Community Must Commit To Changing Social Norms To End FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Doctors must immediately stop mutilating girls Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund “…[Female genital mutilation (FGM)] not only poses tremendous health risks for those subjected to it, it also violates their human rights. … Liberia’s executive order [that included a one-year ban on…

Blog Post Discusses U.S. State Department’s 6-Month Review Of Protecting Life In Global Health Assistance Policy

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: State Department Global Gag Rule ‘review’ focuses on training, compliance measures Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the release of the U.S. Department of State’s first review of the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, also known as the Mexico City policy.…