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.
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.
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.
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.
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.