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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…

Women In Cambodia’s Garment Industry Lack Access To Health Information, Safe Abortion

The Guardian: Cambodia’s garment workers vulnerable to unsafe abortions “…The garment industry is the linchpin of Cambodia’s economy, and the single biggest employer of women. … Away from their homes and support networks, and with low levels of education and income, these women are particularly vulnerable and may be inhibited…

Zika Response Highlights U.S. Politics Surrounding Family Planning, Abortion

Huffington Post: The Undeclared War on Contraception Robert Walker, president of the Population Institute “…Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have been waging [a war on contraception] for several years now. They have pursued this war under many banners. It has been fought under the ‘pro-life’ banner. It has…

Democratic Platform Draft To Repeal Helms Amendment Shows Strong Support For Women’s Health

Huffington Post: One Step Closer to Repealing Helms John Seager, president of Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund “…Given that the U.S. is the biggest financial contributor to family planning efforts abroad, [the Helms Amendment] remains a huge obstacle for organizations and clinics dedicated to empowering women to make…

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