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

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Why Can’t These Women Get the Contraceptives They Need?

“They told me what I wanted was not there.” “They asked me to come back after one month.” “The injections, the pills, the implants…they had nothing.” In the video above, women around the world tell you—in their own words—the struggles … Continue Reading

Family Planning

It’s Time to Say Thanks…for Birth Control

With Thanksgiving just weeks away, it’s the time of year to be thinking about gratitude. And while contraception definitely ranks high on the list of things we’re thankful for, it might be just a little awkward to sit around the … Continue Reading

Family Planning

There’s More Than One Way to Measure FP2020 Progress

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)—a global partnership launched in 2012 to provide 120 more million women and girls access to family planning by 2020–released their 2013-2014 progress report this week. In the video above, Melinda Gates, whose foundation is one of … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Will YOU Be the One to Stand Up for Reproductive Rights?

The decisions you make every day, in the course of your own life, can seem very personal and individual—especially when it comes to decisions about sex, contraception, and childbearing. But it’s also easy to see how these decisions can have … Continue Reading

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