Security and Governance, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women and War: The Need for Comprehensive Post-Rape Care

“It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.”  ~ Major-General Patrick Cammaert, former commander of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping forces in the eastern Congo During the past two decades, the world has … Continue Reading

Youth

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

What We’re Reading: Abortion Isn’t Voldemort

Recently, actress Mindy Kaling told Flare magazine that it would be “demeaning” to talk about abortion on her-half-hour sitcom, The Mindy Project. Since then, her comment has driven several articles in publications from Slate to Salon to Think Progress. Why the … Continue Reading

International Policies, U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Small Victory in Texas With a Long Fight Ahead

A federal judge in Texas recently struck down part of a state law that would have required all abortion clinics to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers—an unnecessary and costly measure that would have shuttered most clinics in … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Featured

What We’re Reading: The Rise of DIY Abortion in Texas

With the recent Supreme Court decision allowing Hobby Lobby to refuse to cover contraceptives, and state legislators all over the country slowly stripping away access to abortion rights, women in this country seem to be entering a new, dangerous era. … Continue Reading

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