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Abortion Global Gag Rule

Laura Bassett

GOP's Foreign Aid Cuts Could Dramatically Increase Unsafe Abortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

House Republicans' proposed cuts to international family planning programs could result in 1.3 million more unsafe abortions around the world, 9.4 mil...

Laura Bassett

House Committee Votes To Reinstate Abortion 'Gag Rule,' Could Cut AIDS Assistance To Poor Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted on Thursday to reinstate an extreme version of the Global Gag Rule, which blocks all U.S. mone...

Obama Gets Gender Right in First 100 Days: Women in Top Spots, Policies Signal Shift toward Equality

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

What is also significant is about Obama's appointments is that more than half are women of color -- this is more than any other president in the history of the country.

Another Victory: Obama Rescinds the Mexico City Policy, AKA the Global Gag Rule

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When it was rescinded by President Clinton in 1993 I was barely aware of how important The Mexico City Policy was, but Dubya's first-day move hit me hard. Right in the uterus, in fact.

Put Women's Health Back in the Picture

Meghan Rhoad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Rhoad

The Global Gag Rule withheld critical funds from organizations abroad which provided legal, voluntary abortions, counseled women about abortion, and engaged in advocacy for abortion rights.

Notes from a "Pro-Abortionist"

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

Although "feminist" and "pro-choice" are not interchangeable, I know many women that are "accused" of being a feminist and/or pro-abortion just for speaking up.