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Concerted Global Effort Critical To Achieving FP2020 Goals

The Lancet: FP2020: accelerating progress in access to family planning Editorial Board “The Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) global partnership, launched at the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012, set a goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020, with a focus on 69…

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…

India’s Family Planning Policies Could Focus More On Men, Provide More Contraceptive Options After Court-Ordered Closure Of Sterilization Camps

The Guardian: Will the closure of India’s sterilization camps end botched operations? “…The Supreme Court’s verdict [ordering the government to shut down sterilization camps across India within three years] is a historic victory for women’s rights activists who have campaigned against sterilization camps for decades. The ruling could mean that,…

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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