Urge Your Members of Congress to Support Life-Saving Legislation

Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act

Until President Biden rescinded it, the Global Gag Rule banned U.S. assistance for health care providers who even mention the word abortion. As a result, clinics closed. People were forced to seek unsafe abortion procedures, with sometimes deadly consequences. And communities were left stranded without access to comprehensive reproductive health care.

We must make sure that a future president can never unilaterally impose this policy again. That’s what the Global HER Act does. It blocks such a reimposition and provides needed stability to health care providers and the people in vulnerable communities around the world who they serve.

Please call on your senators today and urge them to co-sponsor the Global HER Act (S. 142) to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule!

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Abortion Is Health Care Everywhere Act

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced a bill on March 9, 2021, that would repeal the Helms Amendment and allow U.S. foreign assistance to fund safe abortion in countries where it’s legal.

Passed in 1973 and reauthorized every year since, the Helms Amendment prohibits any U.S. foreign aid from being used for safe abortion under any voluntary circumstance. The Abortion Is Health Care Everywhere Act is the first bill to repeal Helms since its introduction nearly 50 years ago. In a world where up to 31,000 women die every year from unsafe abortion, Helms is bad health policy and bad foreign policy.

Please ask your representative to co-sponsor the Abortion Is Health Care Everywhere Act (H.R. 1670) to end the Helms Amendment!

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Support UNFPA Funding Act

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