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The Mexico City Policy: An Explainer

An overview of the Mexico City Policy, which requires foreign NGOs to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds) as a condition for receiving most U.S. government global health assistance.

The Current Ebola Outbreak and the U.S. Role: An Explainer

An outbreak of Ebola in currently ongoing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), now the second largest second largest Ebola epidemic ever recorded. This Issue Brief gives an overview of the current situation, explains the U.S. role in responding to the outbreak, and answers key questions about the broader global response.

UNFPA Funding & Kemp-Kasten: An Explainer

This fact sheet provides an overview of the history of the Kemp-Kasten amendment, which states that no U.S. funds may be made available to “any organization or program which, as determined by the president of the United States, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization,” and examines its current application. Since enacted in 1985, Kemp-Kasten has often been used to withhold funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).