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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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