U.S. Foreign Assistance

Time for Executive Action to Protect Reproductive Rights

This piece was originally published by The Hill.  With Republicans gaining control of both chambers, it’s no secret that the 114th Congress is going to be hostile to reproductive rights. In just the first week, anti-choice politicians introduced six bills restricting abortion … Continue Reading

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

Advocates Achieve Liberalization of Mozambique Abortion Law After 10-Year Effort

One of the things about advocacy work that can be frustrating is that goals aren’t always achieved quickly. It often can take many months or even years of sustained work to accomplish your objective. There may be tiny victories along … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

You Won’t Believe What These Public Figures Said About Reproductive Health

We’re not making this up. Believe it or not, people said (and meant!) these things, in public, in the not-so-distant past. “Artificial birth control is unnatural and immoral.” “If I thought that the man’s signature was required in order for … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

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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Dated Discrimination Comes Back to Life

Warning: This piece includes spoilers for the most recent season of Downton Abbey. For the women of Downton Abbey, this season has brought some struggles when it comes to reproductive rights. In the most direct family planning plotline, savvy Lady … Continue Reading