Holiday Self Care for Activists

November 16, 2021 | Post

With so much happening in the U.S. and around the globe, it can be hard to take a minute for yourself to regroup. As the holidays approach, it can become even harder, running around doing a million chores and errands and possibly having to share meals with people whose views…...

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Biden Administration Releases Outline of Broad Strategy for Addressing Gender Issues

October 22, 2021 | Post

Early Friday, the Biden administration’s Gender Policy Council released a draft of a broad gender policy intended to guide its work throughout President Biden’s term in office. The strategy document (available in full here) is wide-ranging, highlighting how the administration plans to incorporate gender into every aspect of its work,…...

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Texas Abortion “Bounty” Law Blocked by Federal Judge … for Now

October 7, 2021 | Post

Late yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman issued an order temporarily blocking enforcement of Texas’s new abortion “bounty” law. The law, which the United States Supreme Court allowed to go into effect on September 1, bans abortion after the point at which cardiac activity can be detected—typically about six…...

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House Passes Bill Protecting Abortion Access in Direct Rebuke of New Texas Law

September 28, 2021 | Post

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), the bill would overrule most of the state-level abortion restrictions that have passed over the last few years and would prevent new ones from being imposed. The bill passed…...

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U.S. Sliding Backwards on Reproductive Rights, Even as Our Neighbor to the South Moves Forward

September 15, 2021 | Post

Last week, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a historic ruling: having an abortion is not a crime. This ruling is a dramatic shift for the majority-Catholic country. While abortion through the first 12 weeks of pregnancy was already legal and widely available in Mexico City, as well as in the states…...

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2021 Summer of HER

September 13, 2021 | Post

Our volunteers and activists have been working hard to #Fight4HER all summer. The fight to ensure reproductive health and rights for everyone, everywhere, is as crucial as ever, especially now that we have a supportive White House and majority in Congress. The Biden-Harris administration marks a distinct shift in the…...

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UNFPA Providing Reproductive Health Care in Haiti in the Wake of Three Separate Crises

August 25, 2021 | Post

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake to most recently wreak havoc on Haiti sent the island nation into further distress after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse left the country reeling in a state of political instability. With aftershocks from the earthquake still pulsing through the island, Tropical Storm Grace brought Haiti…...

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IPCC Says Catastrophic Climate Change Is Coming.

August 12, 2021 | Post

Monday’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out evidence that humans have been unequivocally driving forward catastrophic climate change. Written by the IPCC’s Working Group I, which assesses the “physical scientific basis of the climate system and climate change,” the report states that the once debatable topic of climate change…...

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President Biden's Budget Is a Step Forward, but We Need a Giant Leap

June 2, 2021 | Post

President Biden released the details of his first budget proposal late last week. When it comes to international family planning funding, it’s a small step forward. Unfortunately, we need a giant leap. Family planning is one of the best investments that governments can make. It brings enormous returns in terms…...

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2021 Capitol Hill Days Recap

March 26, 2021 | Post

Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund hosted our annual advocacy conference, Capitol Hill Days, from March 17–22, 2021. It was a huge success! Through a series of virtual, hands-on advocacy trainings and informational workshops over 200 participants learned how to: Advocate for reproductive health and rights for everyone, everywhere.…...

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