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U.S. Version Of Mexico City Policy Threatens Women’s Health, Rights

Washington Post: Letters to the Editor: Trump brings the ‘global gag rule’ on abortion home to America Brian Dixon, senior vice president of the Population Connection Action Fund “The May 21 editorial ‘A blow to low-income women’ rightfully condemned the ‘domestic gag rule,’ the Trump administration’s latest attempt to defund…

CNN, VICE on HBO Examine Impacts Of Mexico City Policy On Reproductive Health Services Provision Worldwide

CNN: How Trump’s anti-abortion agenda impacts women around the world “For more than 50 years, the United States Agency for International Development has been the largest financial supporter of women’s reproductive health services in the world’s poorest countries, with funding contributing to programs that have lowered maternal mortality rates, unintended…

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Right To Family Planning Must Become Reality For All Women Worldwide

Devex: Opinion: Half a century on, let’s make family planning a reality for all Natalia Kanem, UNFPA executive director “…It has been 50 years since world leaders proclaimed family planning a basic human right. … [H]owever, millions of women around the world are still denied the means and information to…

Haitian Vasectomy Campaign Draws Participation Of More Than 100 Men

UNFPA: Haiti vasectomy campaign draws over 300 percent anticipated turnout This article discusses a vasectomy campaign in Haiti, noting, “The surgery was offered as part of an outreach event for men, supported by UNFPA and conducted by a health clinic run by the Association for the Promotion of the Haitian…

Mexico City Policy Impacting Women’s Health In Nigeria, Should Be Repealed

Vanguard: Repeal the Global Gag Rule Sola Ogundipe, health editor at Vanguard Media Ltd. “…There is little doubt that [Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, otherwise known as the Mexico City policy or global gag rule,] is undermining Nigeria’s reproductive and overall health goals and Nigerians are not happy about…