U.S. Foreign Assistance

House Appropriators Support Equal Health Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers

This morning, the House Appropriations Committee voted to fix a decades-long injustice denying health care coverage for abortion to Peace Corps volunteers who face a life-endangering pregnancy, or one resulting from rape or incest. An amendment offered by Rep. Nita … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance, Youth

A Simple Fix for Women in the Peace Corps

This week is annual Peace Corps Week, celebrating President Kennedy’s creation of the Corps in 1961. Since the founding of the Peace Corps, countless volunteers have gone to hundreds of countries to serve on projects improving health, agriculture, business, and … Continue Reading

What We’re Reading: Five Positive Takeaways from the Long, Sordid Story of Dr. Steven Brigham

It was with some trepidation that I recently read A Botched Operation, the New Yorker piece by Eyal Press exploring the life and career of abortion provider Steven Brigham, and grappling with why and how he is still in business. … Continue Reading

41 Years Later, Women are Still Dying from Unsafe Abortions

Today is the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion for women in the United States. As we celebrate this accomplishment, it’s important to note that the battle for reproductive rights is far from … Continue Reading

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