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Reproductive Rights Groups’ Rally Asks Policymakers To Clarify Application Of Helms Amendment

The Guardian: Rally outside White House calls on U.S. to aid abortion services abroad
“Dozens of reproductive rights groups braved piercing rain in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to denounce a controversial law that prevents the U.S. from providing aid for abortion services in foreign countries…” (Holpuch, 12/9).

Inter Press Service: Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape
“…The groups gathered Tuesday outside of the White House to draw attention to what they say is an ongoing misreading by politicians as well as humanitarian groups of four-decade-old legislation. That law, known as the Helms Amendment, specifies women’s health services that can be supported by U.S. overseas funding…” (Biron, 12/10).

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