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President Obama Should Take Executive Action To Allow U.S. Funds To Support Safe Abortion Access In Some Cases

Huffington Post: It’s Time for President Obama to Listen to Women and Girls
Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity

“…Women in Kenya need access to safe and legal abortion, and [President Obama] should address this during his visit. And when he returns to the U.S. he should stand with women and girls by taking executive action to interpret the Helms amendment to allow U.S. funds to support abortion access in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment. … Today, 71 U.S. and international NGOs called on President Obama to stand with women and girls in Kenya around the globe, and break barriers to safe abortion access. … We hope this time President Obama will listen” (7/22).

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