U.S. Foreign Assistance

Tweet Chat Tomorrow! Speak Up For Peace Corps Volunteers

Join us for a tweet chat at noon tomorrow with the National Peace Corps Association to discuss the Peace Corps Equity Act, which would bring comprehensive and equitable medical care to thousands of female Peace Corps volunteers. Since 1979, Congress has prohibited … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Open Letter From a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

Since 1979, Congress has prohibited the Peace Corps from covering abortion services for its volunteers and trainees, including in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk. It’s a dangerous double standard that leaves volunteers … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule

Gag Me: From Texas to Tanzania, U.S. Politicians are Meddling in Women’s Health

This post was originally published on RH Reality Check. Today, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a sweeping anti-choice bill that threatens to shutter 90 percent of abortion clinics in the state. The bill, in addition to banning abortion after 20 … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Unfair Sacrifice: Female Peace Corps Volunteers Deserve Equal Access to Abortion Care Under Federal Health Plans

This post was originally published on RH Reality Check. Peace Corps is an amazing experience.  I wouldn’t trade the two years I spent in a small village in rural Morocco for any other time.  I regularly tout the virtues of … Continue Reading

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