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?
Many of President Bush’s harmful legacies for women’s health will take years to undo. But President-Elect Barack Obama can reverse some of the Bush administration’s retrograde policies on sexual and reproductive health with just the stroke of a pen.
President-Elect Obama has pledged to end funding for programs that do not work and, after $1.5 billion in taxpayer money, evidence is clear that abstinence-only programs do not work.
A supporter of reproductive health and rights will occupy the White House come January. The ranks of pro-choice legislators in the House and Senate will grow significantly. There is a lot for a new administration to do and undo on reproductive health, but it’s what we voted for.
A new administration, a new agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates. What’s new? What’s changed? What are we still fighting for after all these years and how can a new leader make the greatest impact on women’s health and lives globally?