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Gag Me: From Texas to Tanzania, U.S. Politicians Are Meddling in Women’s Health

Last week, women in Texas and people all over the country stood up, raised their voices, and caused a major uproar over a bad policy that will hurt women in one state. It’s time to do the same for women and girls in developing countries.

The anti-choice maneuvers we’ve seen in Texas and elsewhere recently are the progeny of the Global Gag Rule, which has resulted in major losses of critical reproductive health services around the world. An act introduced in the House Thursday would permanently repeal the Gag Rule.

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Dispatches From AWID 2012: Women’s Land Rights Debate Roils On

In many regions of the world, women produce the majority of the food consumed by their families and communities, and make up the majority of the world’s small-scale farmers, yet own the rights to almost none of the land. At AWID 2012, experts examined what is changing and how.

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Unsafe Abortion: A Concern for African Youth

In a region with restrictive abortion laws and low contraceptive prevalence, young women face significant barriers both to preventing unwanted pregnancy and to safe abortion care.

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Roundup: A Labor Day Salute To Labor

For Labor Day, we look at birth in Ghana, racial disparities in the U.S. and what constitutes “sex ed” in Utah.

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Roundup: “Personhood Amendment” Back in Action in Colorado

"Personhood Amendment" Back in Action in Colorado;
Sex Education Options in Utah; Catholic Archbishop Opposes Abortion in Ghana

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Roundup: Sotomayor Didn’t Detail Abortion Views

Sotomayor Didn’t Detail Abortion Views; More Deaths in Ghana From Illegal Abortions; Poor Contraception Awareness Causes Unwanted Pregnancies in UK

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