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“Game-Changing Pick” Under Consideration to Head New Foreign Assistance Effort

Dr. Paul Farmer is being considered to head a newly overhauled foreign assistance program, according to sources.

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Philippines Government Pursues Feeble Family Planning Strategy

The Philippines government is championing a form of family planning used by only one percent of women interested in planning their families.

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Pro-Choice Progress: A Primer on President Obama’s First 100 Days

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. As the political leader of the pro-choice movement, NARAL Pro-Choice America mark’s President Obama’s 100 day milestone as yet another reminder of how electing leaders who support the fundamental American values of freedom and privacy does make a difference in the lives of women and their families.

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America’s Uneasy Relationship With Contraception

Colorado’s Senate Bill 225 reminds us that there is still a great deal of hostility toward birth control in this country, and one of the most glaring examples of this hostility is in the United States’ international policy.

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Anti-Contraception Crew Still at Work at HHS

The goal of a Georgetown University study is to integrate “natural family planning” into the contraceptive services offered by Title X recipients. That sends warning signs flashing.

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Still Cleaning Up: White House Replaces USAID Administrator Kent Hill

White House starts to clean house at USAID; "faith-based" administrator Kent Hill gets the boot.

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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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Roundup: Gloucester OKs Contraceptives, Is Bush Really ‘Pro-Life’?

Gloucester High to provide contraception for students; How is Bush’s decision to cut off contraception for African women ‘pro-life’?; Amy Schalet has a question for Sarah Palin; European court may, or may not, rule on choice; Tiffany Campbell makes powerful case against South Dakota abortion ban; Maine Senate candidates answer question on Roe.

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Saving Women’s Lives: U.S. Maternal Health Resolution

Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) reached across the aisle to pass Senate Resolution 616 that focuses attention on the crisis of maternal health in this country. The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates of any industrialized nation and ranks 41st worldwide.

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New President, New Foreign Policy Changes Would Improve Women’s Lives

A new US presidential administration can revitalize support for UNFPA and reorient USAID, which will go a long way in creating more breathing space for local reproductive health advocacy in the Philippines.

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