U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Policy That Never Dies: The Global Gag Rule

  This policy lurks in the shadows, ready to be brought back to life by a future president hostile to family planning. Waiting to take a bite out of essential health services abroad. It’s the Global Gag Rule—also known as … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

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

Global Gag Rule

This Is One Throwback We’d Rather Avoid

Today it’s Throwback Thursday for our Video of the Week, though this particular video focuses on a time we’d rather not go back to. Access Denied is PAI’s 2003 film documenting the effects of the Global Gag Rule in Zambia. … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule

Op-ed: Between a Woman and Her Doctor is No Place for U.S. Policy

A big THANK YOU to Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), who co-authored an op-ed in Roll Call this morning with PAI President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers. Their joint piece focuses on how the Global Gag Rule places a heavy burden on both women and … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Reproductive Rights — Coming to a City Near You

Wherever we live, however much money we make, all of us must be able to make our own decisions about pregnancy. Simple, right? That’s the sentiment of the All Above All campaign featured in the video above, and the fundamental … Continue Reading

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Beware of the Blood-Sucking Spending Bill!

  Since the Republican takeover in the House in 2011, advocates have fought with the tenacity of vampire hunters and zombie slayers to successfully block annual efforts by the House to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, prohibit a U.S. contribution … Continue Reading