Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Dated Discrimination Comes Back to Life Downton Abbey shows outdated attitudes toward reproductive rights. So does C-SPAN.

Warning: This piece includes spoilers for the most recent season of Downton Abbey. For the women of Downton Abbey, this season has brought some struggles when it comes to reproductive rights. In the most direct family planning plotline, savvy Lady … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

42 Years After Roe, the Fight for Reproductive Rights Continues Here and Abroad

On this day 42 years ago the United States Supreme Court announced its landmark decision in the Roe v. Wade case, confirming the right of women in the United States to have an abortion.  Despite this affirmation from the highest … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

You Won’t Believe What These Public Figures Said About Reproductive Health

We’re not making this up. Believe it or not, people said (and meant!) these things, in public, in the not-so-distant past. “Artificial birth control is unnatural and immoral.” “If I thought that the man’s signature was required in order for … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

What’s Ahead for Global Reproductive Health in the 114th Congress?

With Congress back in session, there is much speculation as to what they will actually accomplish. As many voters are aware, the issue of contraception was front and center in campaign messaging and ads in a number of states and … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

What We’re Reading: Legislators Leave Out Family Planning in Roll Call Commentary

Recently, three members of Congress penned a commentary for Roll Call detailing their November trip to Cambodia to observe U.S.-funded maternal and child health programs in action. In reading the commentary by Representatives Crenshaw, Granger, and Quigley, it was deeply … Continue Reading

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Dated Discrimination Comes Back to Life

Warning: This piece includes spoilers for the most recent season of Downton Abbey. For the women of Downton Abbey, this season has brought some struggles when it comes to reproductive rights. In the most direct family planning plotline, savvy Lady … Continue Reading