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

Thank You, Rep. Yvette Clarke, for Championing Women’s Health and Rights

Today, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and 31 co-sponsors introduced the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act—a measure that would help women around the world gain access to essential family planning and reproductive health care. Way to go! Read our full press … 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

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Deja Vu in the House Appropriations Committee as Family Planning Takes a Hit

This morning, the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee voted to approve a bill that includes dangerous cuts to international family planning and destructive policy “riders.” The legislation is virtually identical to last year’s House bill in its hostile funding and policy … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Under Pressure: International Family Planning Faces Cuts from Sequestration and Budget-Slashing Mania

Non-defense discretionary spending makes up only 15 percent of the U.S. federal budget. And international family planning and reproductive health? Just .03 percent. Yet these programs are still targeted by Congress by disproportionate cuts, undermining one of our country’s most … Continue Reading

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