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Prioritizing Women’s Rights Should ‘Be At The Center’ Of Zika Response

The Hill: Zika and the inter-connected fate of women’s rights Caitlin Horrigan, associate director of global advocacy for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Michelle Dixon, co-director of the Global Progressive Hub “…Adequately resourcing the Zika fight is not just an American women’s rights issue, it’s a global one.…

Some Trained Medical Professionals Provide Safe But Illegal Abortion In Myanmar

PRI: Providing safe illegal abortions in Myanmar is a ‘karmic balance,’ says one doctor “…[S]tudies suggest an estimated 250,000 Burmese women get illegal abortions each year. It’s a leading cause of maternal death in Myanmar. While contraceptives are available, they can be difficult to obtain, particularly for poor women and…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response

Washington Post: Zika is spreading in Florida, but Congress still hasn’t approved cash to fight it Editorial Board “…Local governments and public health agencies are scrambling to control [Zika’s] spread, provide diagnostics, educate the public, and search for a vaccine. But instead of acting, Republican majorities in Congress have taken…

U.N. Human Rights Experts Call On Dominican Republic Leaders To Protect Women’s Reproductive Health, Rights

U.N. News Centre: U.N. experts urge Dominican Republic to protect women’s rights to reproductive health “Expressing serious concern over the proposed penal code amendment that would criminalize abortions, United Nations human rights experts [Wednesday] urged the Dominican Republic’s president and legislators to protect women’s rights to sexual and reproductive health…

Analysis Examines Public Funding For Abortion In Nations Where Practice Is Legal

The Atlantic: Why America Is a Global Outlier on Abortion “…A policy called the Hyde Amendment restricts government funding of abortion through Medicaid in most cases. And in this, the U.S. is an outlier: Most other governments that allow abortion also publicly fund it in some way, according to an…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Role In Zika Response

Wall Street Journal: Democrats’ Zika Obstruction Editorial Board “Senate Democrats have taken their latest political hostages, and this time they’re pregnant women at risk for Zika virus infections. After demanding immediate emergency funding for months, they walked out on their own bill on Thursday to use the issue as a…

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