The Senate voted 60-37 against an amendment to the SCHIP bill that proposed to reinstate the global gag rule.
To have asked women to wait another day for Obama to reverse the global gag rule in order to satisfy the fake “common ground” is disrespectful of women’s lives, let alone their moral autonomy.
Our country’s new vision for reproductive health needs to go beyond undoing the policies of the previous administration. Obama must work toward a world in which all women can participate with full dignity as equal members of society.
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.”
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.
The “Susan B. Anthony List” claims Clinton, as Obama’s Secretary of State, will “promote abortion” around the world, because of her support for UNFPA.
The selection of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State represents an important first step down a new path for American foreign policy — one in which women’s health and rights are paramount.
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.
Most Korean women are doing little or nothing to avoid unintended pregnancy. But that may be a relic of the country’s shaming of women’s sexuality.
International sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders today spoke out against the Bush administration’s directive to African governments to refuse to provide contraceptive supplies to clinics run by Marie Stopes International, the international family planning provider.