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Mexico City Policy Damaging To Women’s Health, Should Be Repealed

Toronto Sun: The trouble with Trump and the gag rule Farzana Hassan, columnist at the Toronto Sun “…I object to [the Mexico City policy] despite being a long-time advocate of the sanctity of human life even at its earliest and most fragile. The problems of [women in developing countries] are…

Blog Post Examines Reinstatement, Expansion Of Mexico City Policy

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: USAID amends guidelines with first phase of “global gag rule” — just in time for International Women’s Day! Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses USAID’s publication of guidance on the reinstated Mexico City policy; concern among NGOs about the…

International Medical Community Must Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

BMJ Blogs: Sonia Adesara: Women’s reproductive rights must be protected Sonia Adesara, co-chair of the Young Medical Women International Association and chair of the Young Fabian Health Network, discusses how the political environments in parts of the world, including in the U.S. and parts of Europe, may pose a threat…

Mexico City Policy Is An ‘Assault’ On Global Health, Women

News Deeply: Contraception in the Crosshairs: The Real Impact of the Global Gag Rule Ulla Müller, president and chief executive officer of EngenderHealth “…The gendered nature of [the Mexico City policy, or global gag rule’s] assault on global health cannot be glossed over: This is an attack on women. ……

Structural, Attitudinal Barriers Must Be Addressed To Achieve Gender Parity In Africa

Thomson Reuters Foundation: International Women’s Day: a chance to reflect on achievements and barriers to gender equality in Africa Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Although the general continental trend [in Africa] in recent years has been towards gender parity, there remain vast structural and attitudinal…

Mexico City Policy Could Stunt Progress Made In Women’s Health, Violates Women’s Rights

Project Syndicate: Donald Trump’s Little Women Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…[The] latest manifestation of the [Mexico City policy] goes further than its predecessors. Whereas previous versions affected U.S. family planning funding, [President] Trump’s rule affects all U.S. health aid, including for HIV, malaria, maternal and…

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Announces Financial Commitment For Family Planning, Reproductive Health Activities Globally

Agence France-Presse: Anti-abortion stance denies women their future: Trudeau “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vigorously defended women’s access to abortion services, saying on International Women’s Day Wednesday that they have a right to ‘choose their path, their future.’ ‘When we take a stand against abortion… we are taking away the…