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Planned Parenthood Campaign Urges Clarification Of Helms Amendment To Allow U.S. Foreign Aid To Fund Some Abortions

The Hill: Planned Parenthood fights to allow some abortions under foreign aid
“Planned Parenthood is pressuring the Obama administration to allow foreign aid to pay for some abortions, specifically in cases of rape or incest, or when a pregnancy endangers the woman’s life. The new campaign comes as abortion-rights groups around the country highlight what they call a misreading of the Helms Amendment, a piece of language enacted in 1973 that prohibits foreign aid from paying for abortions ‘as a method of family planning’…” (Viebeck, 1/15).

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