Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Global Women’s Health Shouldn’t Be a Casualty of U.S. Culture Wars

During the past few years, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have been a broken record of recurring attacks on international family planning funding and policy. Between attempts to reinstate the harmful Global Gag Rule and proposing drastic cuts … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Don’t Let Politicians Gag Women’s Health! Tell Senate Leaders to Stay Strong, Support Family Planning

Once again, members of Congress are playing politics with women’s health. Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill that would drastically cut funding for contraception, reinstate the harmful Global Gag Rule, and eliminate U.S. funding for the United Nations … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

House Bill Still a Family Planning Fixer-Upper, But One Important Repair Made for Peace Corps Volunteers

Earlier this afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee approved an FY 2015 State Department and Foreign Operations appropriations bill that funds the international affairs budget, including funding for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs.  The bill was adopted after … Continue Reading

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

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Good News & Bad News on Family Planning Appropriations

This week, committees in both the House and Senate marked up the State Department and foreign operations appropriations bills for fiscal year 2015, with widely different results for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) funding and policy. The good … Continue Reading

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