Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.
The international human rights and global health communities gathered with policy-makers and government leaders last month in Washington D.C. to make the case for universal abortion access. This unheralded collaboration arrives on the heels of another first: a report from the UN secretary-general
calling for access to safe abortion.
Don’t think as a parent that you can be alienated? You are wrong. Women need to wise up as well as men. There are judges and attorneys out there that will do whatever they can to violate your rights as a parent, an American, and as a human being. Step up and become aware.
Unmet need for contraception is high among older adolescents and young adults throughout the world, and most pronounced among young women 20 to 29 years of age. This gap should be filled through strategies that promote reproductive and sexual rights, while funding the essential services women need.
Despite these encouraging signals, however, the Obama administration has not yet made any notable changes to U.S. policy targeting the sexual and reproductive health of young people globally.
Sex happens: 125 million times each and every day. So how is it that in the 21st century this precious element of human existence is still taboo? Strengthening sexual and reproductive health and rights must become a global priority. Our future depends on it.