U.S. Foreign Assistance

169 Days is Too Long. Tell President Obama: Helms Hurts!

169 days. That’s how long it’s been since we asked President Obama to take action on the Helms Amendment — a dangerous policy that restricts women’s access to safe abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment. 169 days … Continue Reading

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What’s Ahead for Global Reproductive Health in the 114th Congress?

With Congress back in session, there is much speculation as to what they will actually accomplish. As many voters are aware, the issue of contraception was front and center in campaign messaging and ads in a number of states and … Continue Reading

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What We’re Reading: Legislators Leave Out Family Planning in Roll Call Commentary

Recently, three members of Congress penned a commentary for Roll Call detailing their November trip to Cambodia to observe U.S.-funded maternal and child health programs in action. In reading the commentary by Representatives Crenshaw, Granger, and Quigley, it was deeply … Continue Reading

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41 Years Have Passed. Isn’t It Time to Act on Helms?

Today marks the 41st anniversary of the adoption of the Helms Amendment—a harmful policy that has been enforced as a total ban on U.S. funding for abortion overseas, even in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment. As this video … Continue Reading

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How Family Planning Fared in the Cromnibus

Pending final approval of a massive $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund most of the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2015, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) advocates appear to be on the verge achieving a … Continue Reading

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