Family Planning, Maternal Health

We Could Save 47,000 Lives Every Year If We Fix This Problem

Each year, nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide, and every 11 minutes, a woman dies from an unsafe abortion. Depressing? Absolutely. Inevitable? Not at all. This new video from Marie Stopes International (MSI) not only explains the risks … Continue Reading

What We’re Reading: On World Humanitarian Day, What “More” Can We Do for Women and Girls?

Today is World Humanitarian Day: a day that commemorates people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and celebrates the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about humanitarian emergencies and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Reproductive Rights — Coming to a City Near You

Wherever we live, however much money we make, all of us must be able to make our own decisions about pregnancy. Simple, right? That’s the sentiment of the All Above All campaign featured in the video above, and the fundamental … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Advocacy in August: Because 222 Million Women Can’t Wait Until Fall

August is here and for advocates in Washington D.C., it means one of our biggest audiences, Capitol Hill, is on a month-long hiatus. As Members of Congress march in parades, hold town halls, and visit schools, we reflect on the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

What We’re Reading: A Step Backward for Family Planning in Iran

Some might be surprised that Iran’s family planning program has been pointed to as a success story over the last few decades. While it was by no means perfect, the national family planning program that took root in the 1990’s … Continue Reading

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Above All, Reproductive Rights Matter

A few weeks ago, we shared a video of the All* Above All Be Bold road trip—a cross-country effort to end bans on abortion coverage for low-income women. This week, the brave mobile (as they call the tricked-out truck traveling … Continue Reading