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International Reproductive Health Still Worth the Investment

Supporters of Reproductive Health bill chant slogans as they march to the Philippine Congress. Source: reuters.com

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.

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Global Health and American Moral Power

Miracles are not free. They cost eight cents a day, the average cost to each American citizen for the UScontribution to saving lives among the world’s poorest, about one-fifth of one percent of the US government budget. Some people say eight cents is too much.

 

 

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Clinton’s Plan for Women, and the People Who Hope it Fails

Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.

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Paul Farmer Joining the Obama/Clinton Team? We Can Hope…

Paul Farmer has shown that with commitment and smart use of resources, international development programs can work–can change lives and make human rights into human realities.

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Australia’s Foreign Aid Funding For Abortion

The Australian Government recently made a monumental decision to resume the use of its foreign aid funding for the provision of abortion services and information.

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Global Gag Rule Just the First Step: The US International Abortion Funding Ban

The impact of repealing the global gag rule will be significant. But repealing the gag rule will not end the longstanding ban on foreign aid for safe abortion care.

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Global Gag Rule: Just Repeal It

President Obama and the new Congress can place American foreign policy firmly on the side of women’s health, and we can do it quickly, simply, without a penny of cost to the taxpayers. Just repeal the “Global Gag Rule.”

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Australia Lifting Gag Rule on Foreign Aid for Abortion?

The Australian Agency for International Development is considering lifting a ban on foreign aid funding for abortion services, a proposal which has sparked significant divisive debate across the political spectrum.

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Memo to the President-Elect: Improve Reproductive Health to Strengthen Foreign Aid

To truly strengthen international development, President-elect Obama and the new Congress need to de-politicize foreign aid and focus on improving impact on the ground.

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In Sync with the World? A New US Approach to International Reproductive Health

People around the world are confident that President-Elect Obama marks a sweeping departure from the Bush with-us-or-against-us foreign policy. But will the new administration join the global community on reproductive health and rights?

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