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The Onerous Toll of the Helms Amendment and What Obama Can Do To Change It

As we celebrate the nearing anniversary of Roe v. Wade and President Obama’s repeal of the global gag rule another matter deserves our attention: the Helms Amendment is still alive and well. The president has it within his power to lessen the toll on women. Will he do so?

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New Data on Global Abortion Trends: Implications for U.S. Policy

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute highlights the urgency for increasing U.S. international family planning assistance and for the US to help mitigate the impact of unsafe abortion.

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Rights Group Calls Obama’s Comments on Abortion in Health Reform “Lamentable”

For women’s rights groups seeking to promote reproductive justice through health reform–including equity of access for poor women to all legal reproductive and sexual health services including abortion services–the past few months have been a serious disappointment. 

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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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World to Governments: Women Shouldn’t Be Imprisoned for Abortion

A new poll shows that the public is at odds with their country’s laws. Most people reject using criminal penalties to prevent abortions.

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