Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Don’t Let Politicians Gag Women’s Health! Tell Senate Leaders to Stay Strong, Support Family Planning

Once again, members of Congress are playing politics with women’s health. Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill that would drastically cut funding for contraception, reinstate the harmful Global Gag Rule, and eliminate U.S. funding for the United Nations … 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

Senate Briefing Stresses Family Planning as Development “Best Buy”

Anna has five children, or in the words of her mother-in-law, not enough. The first time health workers from PSI Tanzania came to her house, Anna’s mother-in-law wouldn’t even let them through the door. She was misinformed, citing myth after … Continue Reading

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