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

International Policies

So Close, Yet So Far: Why Aren’t Reproductive Rights Considered Human Rights?

Women are humans; therefore women’s rights are human rights. Makes sense, right? While this may be obvious to you and me, it’s rare that governments treat sexual and reproductive health and rights the same way as other human rights. It’s … Continue Reading

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

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading