U.S. Foreign Assistance

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

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Maternal Health

Supporting Reproductive Health? It Just Adds Up.

Today, The Guttmacher Institute released its latest Adding It Up report, estimating the overall needs for sexual and reproductive health care worldwide and what it would cost to meet them. As the video above explains, there are now 225 million … Continue Reading

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

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