U.S. Foreign Assistance

Controlling Women From Beyond the Grave: It’s FrankenHelms!

  A monstrous policy is haunting United States foreign assistance and threatening the lives of women around the world. The Helms Amendment, which restricts the use of U.S. foreign aid dollars for abortion, was the brainchild of the late Jesse … 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

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

Family Planning, Maternal Health

We Could Save 47,000 Lives Every Year If We Fix This Problem

Each year, nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide, and every 11 minutes, a woman dies from an unsafe abortion. Depressing? Absolutely. Inevitable? Not at all. This new video from Marie Stopes International (MSI) not only explains the risks … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

Every Second President Obama Hesitates Harms U.S. Efforts to Prevent Unsafe Abortions, Deaths

Today, PAI and other reproductive rights organizations launched a campaign to urge President Obama to take action on the Helms Amendment–a dangerous policy that withholds funding for safe abortion care even from women who have been raped, or who are … Continue Reading

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re all aware today is a day for giving thanks, and tomorrow and Monday are days for getting deals. But did you know that Tuesday is a day for giving back? Well, you do now. Next Tuesday, Dec. … Continue Reading