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How the Global Gag Rule will do more harm than good  

Trump is not wasting time. Three days into his term, President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule. This executive order, first established in 1984 by Ronald Reagan, forbids international non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. government funding if they perform, discuss, or even mention abortion services.

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Women Cannot Afford the Repeal of Obamacare

According to Gretchen Borchelt at the National Women’s Law Center, 19 million women were uninsured in the United States before Obamacare. After its enactment, “nine in ten of every women had insurance.”

“Whether you’re a Trump supporter or a Clinton supporter, I think that you’ll find there’s much in [Obamacare] that you support.”

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A reproductive win to reduce poverty?  

Between 2009 and 2013, Colorado offered free, IUDs and implants to 30,000 teens and women living below the poverty line. Four years later, teen pregnancies dropped by 40% as teen abortions declined by 42%. Results were similar for unmarried women under the age of 25 without high school diplomas. Now, other states are beginning to follow suit.

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In landmark 5-3 decision, Supremes affirm reproductive rights  

Today’s Supreme Court decision on reproductive rights inspired a huge sigh of relief for women and men across the U.S. Easily the most critical abortion ruling since the 1992 case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the High Court upheld the undue burden standard that if any law imposes a “substantial obstacle” to a fundamental human right, it is dubbed unconstitutional.

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Want to help fight climate change? Start with reproductive rights  

“We cannot simultaneously champion fighting climate change without also fighting for the rights of women. The two are inextricably linked; they stand hand in hand. It’s about time we all stood up with them.” That’s the bottom line of a smart new post in The Guardian by blogger Madeleine Somerville. Somerville connects the dots between… Read more »

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Will Colorado falter or continue its progress on reproductive rights?  

The 49th session of the Commission on Population and Development took place at the UN headquarters in NYC this week. The task at hand this year was to identify ways to integrate population issues into the sustainable development agenda. For us, April 14 stood out as an especially inspiring day of the gathering because it… Read more »