U.S. Foreign Assistance

Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Two-Faced Policy Rider Hurting U.S. Women

  By day, this sneaky policy masquerades as an innocuous amendment to a routine spending bill, but by night it’s a horrifying ban on the use of federal funds to pay for abortions domestically. The Hyde Amendment is not a … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Controlling Women From Beyond the Grave: It’s FrankenHelms!

  A monstrous policy is haunting United States foreign assistance and threatening the lives of women around the world. The Helms Amendment, which restricts the use of U.S. foreign aid dollars for abortion, was the brainchild of the late Jesse … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Policy That Never Dies: The Global Gag Rule

  This policy lurks in the shadows, ready to be brought back to life by a future president hostile to family planning. Waiting to take a bite out of essential health services abroad. It’s the Global Gag Rule—also known as … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Key to Success on Maternal Health? Complete Access to Reproductive Health Services

Last week the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the appointment of a Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator. The position is a new one for the agency and will be responsible for helping USAID in their work to … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Reproductive Health Supplies

Supplies and Demand What’s Keeping Birth Control Out of Women’s Hands?

In sub-Saharan Africa, 270,000 women die each year due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. We know access to family planning can reduce this number. Yet for 35 million women in the region, family planning supplies and services remain out … Continue Reading

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re all aware today is a day for giving thanks, and tomorrow and Monday are days for getting deals. But did you know that Tuesday is a day for giving back? Well, you do now. Next Tuesday, Dec. … Continue Reading