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Ireland Votes To Repeal 8th Amendment Banning Abortion

The Hill: Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote “Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal a restrictive abortion ban from its constitution, the country’s prime minister said on Saturday. The eighth amendment of the Irish constitution imposed one of the world’s most restrictive bans on the procedure. But in a…

U.S. Foreign Assistance, Leadership ‘Indispensable’ In Making Health, Development Gains Worldwide

Des Moines Register: U.S. foreign aid is our country’s most cost-effective budget allocation Kurt Meyer, volunteer at Lutheran World Relief “…[T]he role of the U.S. government remains indispensable: by convening gatherings with other governments, negotiating agreements, opening access to marginalized populations, and keeping front-line workers safe. … The world cannot…

FT Health Discusses Malaria Funding, Sluggish Progress, Features Interview With Head Of Vatican’s Science And Faith Foundation

FT Health: Malaria backsliding, the Vatican and gene-editing The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses malaria funding and the slowing of progress on the disease. The newsletter also features an interview with Monsignor Tomasz Trafny, head of the Vatican’s Science and Faith Foundation, which is…

HRW Post Discusses Abortion Rules In Chile

Human Rights Watch: A Backward Step for Reproductive Rights in Chile In an opinion piece originally published in La Tercera, José Miguel Vivanco, executive director of the Americas Division at HRW, discusses Chile’s revised abortion rules. Vivanco writes, “The Chilean government should review and amend the rules to ensure that…

El Salvador Should Review Abortion Laws, Treatment Of Women

Inter Press Service: El Salvador’s Shameful Treatment of Women Who Miscarry Jeannette Urquilla, executive director of Organización de Mujeres Salvadoreñas por la Paz (ORMUSA) “…Since 1998, under Article 133 of our Penal Code, abortion has been completely illegal in El Salvador in all circumstances. … El Salvador is one of…

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