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

Global Gag Rule

Global Gag Rule: A U.S. Policy That Will Make You Sick

30 Years Is Enough: End the Global Gag Rule from Population Action International on Vimeo. This week, House and Senate appropriators are marking up funding bills with very different visions for international family planning. In the House, the draft committee … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Worth the Wait President’s FY 2015 Budget Request for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Late in the day on Friday, the Obama Administration released their complete budget request for foreign assistance for fiscal year 2015, including for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs. Although arriving six weeks after the initial release of … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Featured, U.S. Foreign Assistance

How Will Family Planning Fare in FY 2014?

Yesterday, the Senate passed a two-year, bipartisan budget agreement  (H.J. Res. 59) that sets the stage for the negotiation of final fiscal year 2014 appropriations. While it is too early to tell what the specific implications may be for international family … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Senate Appropriators Shame House Counterparts on Family Planning

After yesterday’s disappointing House committee markup of the FY 2014 State Department and foreign operations bill, women’s health advocates enthusiastically applaud the actions of the Senate Appropriations Committee in approving a far superior version of the bill with proposals for … Continue Reading

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A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading