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

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

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

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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