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

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Prevalent and Preventable: The Tragedy of Unsafe Abortion

“Unsafe abortion is actually a public health tragedy of our times, simply because the technology to make this procedure safe has been available for decades…In our region, particularly with the patriarchal culture and the society we live in, religious fundamentalism … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Time for Executive Action to Protect Reproductive Rights

This piece was originally published by The Hill.  With Republicans gaining control of both chambers, it’s no secret that the 114th Congress is going to be hostile to reproductive rights. In just the first week, anti-choice politicians introduced six bills restricting abortion … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

169 Days is Too Long. Tell President Obama: Helms Hurts!

169 days. That’s how long it’s been since we asked President Obama to take action on the Helms Amendment — a dangerous policy that restricts women’s access to safe abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment. 169 days … Continue Reading

Security and Governance

It’s On Us—All of Us—To End Gender Violence

A few weeks ago, the White House joined others in launching the “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses. The star-studded 30-second video urges everyone to stand up against sexual violence and culminates with President Obama … 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