Chris Smith is obsessed with abortion, and with thwarting women’s rights. Smith, whose top campaign contributor is Right to Life’s PAC, has made it his mission to make both contraception and safe abortion inaccessible here and abroad.
Anti-choice “aid” organizations and people like Steve Mosher, believe the women they’re “serving” are meant to reproduce, even as their bodies give out, and they can’t feed the children they have.
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.
The Third Way has discovered that there are four steps towards achieving long-lasting common ground – no matter what the issue.
Yesterday, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development convened for the 42nd time at UN headquarters here in New York. The Head of the US delegation, Margaret J. Pollack, announced the US’s continuing support of the ICPD’s goals, “most particularly universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and the protection and promotion of reproductive rights.”
The focus of this Congress, along with the presidential administration, must be on creating down-to-earth reproductive health care policy, instead of being swayed by battles over who holds the higher moral ground.
A word of warning to African governments: don’t wait for Obama alone to provide contraceptive security for your female citizens.
The Senate voted 60-37 against an amendment to the SCHIP bill that proposed to reinstate the global gag rule.
The global gag rule has never reduced abortion — rather, it resulted in an attack on the delivery of family planning services that could help reduce abortion. And now President Obama has repealed it.
Many of President Bush’s harmful legacies for women’s health will take years to undo. But President-Elect Barack Obama can reverse some of the Bush administration’s retrograde policies on sexual and reproductive health with just the stroke of a pen.