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Trump Administration Announces Expanded Mexico City Policy; Plan Will Impact Most U.S. Global Health Assistance

ABC News: Abortion restrictions expanded for foreign nonprofits receiving U.S. health funds “The Trump administration is expanding a policy that requires foreign non-governmental organizations to neither perform nor promote abortion as a method of family planning, if they receive U.S. global health assistance funding…” (Finnegan, 5/15). Associated Press: Trump details…

State Department Fact Sheet Describes ‘Protecting Life In Global Health Assistance’ Plan To Implement Mexico City Policy

U.S. Department of State: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance This fact sheet states, “…Secretary Tillerson has approved a plan, called ‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,’ to implement the manner in which U.S. Government Departments and Agencies will apply the provisions of the Mexico City policy to foreign non-governmental…

Abortion Politics Affect U.S. Foreign Aid; Some NGOs Worry Expanded Mexico City Policy Will Have Widespread Negative Impacts On Women’s Health

VOA News: Ideological Divide Over Abortion Again Affects U.S. Foreign Aid “…The deep ideological divide over abortion affects many aspects of American politics, and certainly permeates considerations about U.S. foreign aid. … Restoring the ‘Mexico City policy’ was expected when a Republican administration took over this year, following eight years…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Explainer On UNFPA Funding & Kemp-Kasten Amendment

Kaiser Family Foundation: UNFPA Funding & Kemp-Kasten: An Explainer On March 30, the Trump administration announced that it would withhold FY 2017 funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the lead U.N. agency focused on global population and reproductive health, citing the Kemp-Kasten amendment in its decision. This updated…

Family Planning Investments Could Reduce Maternal Deaths In 4 Ways

Huffington Post: Dollars and Sense … Investing in Mothers Jay Gribble, deputy director of family planning/reproductive health at Palladium’s Health Policy Plus “…Scientists have identified four ways that family planning can reduce maternal deaths. The first one is simple: if a woman does not become pregnant (through contraceptive use) then…

Demographics Of Women Obtaining Abortions In Select LMICs Vary Widely, Guttmacher Study Shows

Guttmacher Institute: New Study Highlights Demographics of Women Who Have Abortions in 28 Low- and Middle-Income Countries Gustavo Suárez, director of communications at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses results from a study recently published in PLOS ONE on the demographics of women obtaining induced abortions in select low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).…

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