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Mexico’s Abortion Wars, American-Style

Anti-choice activists hand a small child propaganda material in Mexico City.

After Mexico City liberalized its abortion law, a fierce backlash followed. Is its striking resemblance to the U.S. “pro-life” movement a coincidence?

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Gag Me: From Texas to Tanzania, U.S. Politicians Are Meddling in Women’s Health

Last week, women in Texas and people all over the country stood up, raised their voices, and caused a major uproar over a bad policy that will hurt women in one state. It’s time to do the same for women and girls in developing countries.

The anti-choice maneuvers we’ve seen in Texas and elsewhere recently are the progeny of the Global Gag Rule, which has resulted in major losses of critical reproductive health services around the world. An act introduced in the House Thursday would permanently repeal the Gag Rule.

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Chris Smith Prays for Obama. I Am Praying for Smith.

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.

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Steven Mosher on Your Rights: Reproduce Whether You Like It or Not

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.

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New Data on Global Abortion Trends: Implications for U.S. Policy

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.

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Common Ground Rules

The Third Way has discovered that there are four steps towards achieving long-lasting common ground – no matter what the issue.

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Getting Back On the UN’s Good Side

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.”

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The Down and Dirty Politics of Sex

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.

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For Kenyan Women, Repeal of the Global Gag Rule Means Safety and Health

A word of warning to African governments: don’t wait for Obama alone to provide contraceptive security for your female citizens.

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Senate Votes Against Reinstating Global Gag Rule

The Senate voted 60-37 against an amendment to the SCHIP bill that proposed to reinstate the global gag rule.

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