U.S. Foreign Assistance

41 Years Have Passed. Isn’t It Time to Act on Helms?

Today marks the 41st anniversary of the adoption of the Helms Amendment—a harmful policy that has been enforced as a total ban on U.S. funding for abortion overseas, even in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment. As this video … Continue Reading

Security and Governance, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women and War: The Need for Comprehensive Post-Rape Care

“It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.”  ~ Major-General Patrick Cammaert, former commander of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping forces in the eastern Congo During the past two decades, the world has … Continue Reading

PAI Joins 80 Organizations in Calling for Immediate Action on the Helms Amendment

Today, we’re proud to stand with 80 other health and human rights organizations in calling on President Obama to take immediate action on implementation of the Helms Amendment—a dangerous, out-of-step policy that for the last 40 years has had severe consequences for … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

31 Days and Counting of Presidential Inaction on the Helms Amendment

One month ago today, PAI urged the White House to take action to help women who have become pregnant as a result of rape or who face a life-threatening pregnancy access the health care they need. The Helms Amendment bans … Continue Reading

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