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Morning Roundup: Midwives on Motos

Midwives travel on motorbike to deliver family planning information and supplies; anti-choice Rep. Joe Pitts is officially named as chair of committee with reproductive justice implications; HIV eradication and the WNBA; more on HIV “cure.”

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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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Abortion: We Said It

For two days, participants at the Global Safe Abortion Conference openly discussed strategies for increasing access to safe abortion care for women everywhere.

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