Just weeks after publication of a major report underscoring the benefits of robust U.S. investment in family planning worldwide, the GOP-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee voted in the early hours of the morning today to reinstate the Global Gag Rule with broader and more damaging implications than ever before.
Mary, a midwife in Uganda, talks about the embarrassment and hardship women in her community face when they can’t get the contraceptives they need.
“Sixty-percent of Filipinos live in the coastal areas,” said Joan Castro, executive vice president of PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc., in an interview with ECSP, and dwindling fish stocks are an issue across the archipelago. “With increasing population, the food that goes on the table for a lot of families in these coastal communities was an issue, so food security was the theme of the IPOPCORM project.”
IPOPCORM (standing for “integrated population and coastal resource management”) was started in 2000 and ran for six years. It sought to address population, health, and the environment (PHE) issues together in rural, coastal areas of the Philippines.
Read the full post on The New Security Beat: http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2011/01/watch-joan-castro-on-resource.html
It’s time for acknowledgement of the world’s best-kept little secret—family planning saves lives, boosts economic growth, and makes for a safer world.
Defunding Planned Parenthood as a provider of family planning. Of Medicaid. Of Title X. What does this do exactly?
See, because here’s the thing I don’t quite get. Even if those on the right ARE correct, which is a big IF, that there are other providers.
Then what you’ve accomplished is what?
Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide are in jeopardy. She’ll tell you why. (Thanks to Feministing.com for the video link!)
Cramps worse than usual this week, Texas ladies? Perhaps it’s because there’s so many Texas legislators running rampant in your ladyparts.
United States investments in maternal, reproductive and sexual health programs have been a tremendous success but challenges remain, which the sexual and reproductive health community must help overcome.
Does teen pregnancy prevention focus on the wrong thing? Are we vilifying the choice young mothers make instead of advocating for policies that would help them? And, are we unfairly targeting young Latinas?
The Republican/Tea Party majorities in the House of Representatives are, literally, salivating at the prospect of cutting aid to the world’s poorest women.