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U.S. Congress Should Support Global HER Act, Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: To Guarantee Women’s Rights
Melvine P. Ouyo, student at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and provider at Family Health Options Kenya

“…Every day, young women … face inaccessible health care, domestic violence, delayed decision-making that leads to dangerous abortions, unintended pregnancy, and criminal prosecution. And as if these series of abuses aren’t atrocious enough, women who do survive life-threatening abortions and miscarriages are increasingly being criminalized, from Guatemala to Indiana. We must urge Congress to support the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act, which would permanently repeal the global gag rule and protect the health of women across the world. Lives and livelihoods depend on it” (1/10).

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