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Obama Administration, Congress Should Allow U.S. Foreign Aid To Support Some Abortion Care

The Hill: President Obama: Ensure U.S. foreign assistance supports safe abortion care
Aram Schvey, senior policy counsel and manager of projects and operations at the Center for Reproductive Rights

“…President Obama, like so many presidents before him, refuses to allow any U.S. foreign assistance to support safe abortion care for survivors of rape or incest, even in life-threatening situations and in countries where abortions are permitted by law. … The Obama administration must recognize the harm that is being inflicted upon countless women when U.S. foreign assistance organizations are prohibited from providing critical services and resources. … It’s time to finally implement the Helms Amendment as it was written” (1/16).

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