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Funding For Family Planning Services Helps To Improve Access To Other Health Care For Women, Girls, Especially In Humanitarian Crises

News Deeply: Family Planning Provides Backbone for Health Care Delivery in a Crisis Aileen Gleizer, policy manager at Marie Stopes International “…Family planning is critical for preventing unintended pregnancies, maternal and infant deaths, and unsafe abortions. Funding for international family planning enables the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),…

Pope Francis Announces All Roman Catholic Priests Have Power To Forgive Abortion

Reuters: Pope extends power to forgive abortion to all Roman Catholic priests “Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors. Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving Roman Catholic Church a…

Quartz Examines Possible Consequences Of Restricting Access To Legal Abortion In U.S.

Quartz: Two case studies show what could happen in the U.S. if abortion were outlawed “…U.S. President-elect Donald Trump indicated this week that he plans to roll back abortion rights. He chose the vehement anti-abortionist Mike Pence as his vice president, and the Republican party that nominated him has a…

Widespread Emergence Of Zika Presents Public Policy, Global Health Challenges

Huffington Post: Zika’s Rapid Rise and the Limp Global Response Reveal Dire Global Health Challenges Peter Katona, clinical professor of medicine in infectious diseases at UCLA “…In addition to the routine clinical and public health considerations given to all harmful emerging infections, for Zika there are socioeconomic, psychological, and public…

New U.S. President, Congress Should Repeal Helms Amendment

New York Times: U.S. Policy Prevents Women Who Are Raped By ISIS From Accessing Abortion Lisa Shannon, founder of Run for Congo Women and co-founder of Sister Somalia “…Passed in 1973, the Helms Amendment limits funding for abortions abroad, but has been imposed as an outright ban. … Because the…

National Geographic Looks At El Salvador’s Strict Abortion Laws

National Geographic: Where Women with Zika Fear Prison “…El Salvador is one of six countries with the most extreme abortion laws in the world. Abortion is criminalized in all circumstances, regardless of rape, incest, the viability of the fetus, or whether the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother’s life.…

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