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The Onslaught Begins: Coburn, Wicker, DeMint Attack the Omnibus

Having decided that a worn-out idea is better than no idea at all, Senate Republicans have turned to their tried and untrue attacks on reproductive health programs in the 2009 Omnibus spending bill.

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International Leaders Oppose USAID Move to Restrict Contraceptive Access in African Countries

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.

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Update: More on USAID’s Demand that African Governments Halt Contraceptive Supply to Marie Stopes

USAID insists that the contraceptives it supplies to African governments sit in warehouses rather than be distributed to Marie Stopes International, the international family planning provider.

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USAID Halts Supply of Contraceptives to Marie Stopes in Six African Countries

The US government has ordered the six African nations to halt the supply of USAID-provided contraceptives and services to the international reproductive health organization Marie Stopes International.

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Playing Games With UNFPA Funds

Senate Democrats fight for global women’s health today by urging Bush to restore the long withheld funding for crucial family planning funds around the world.

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