Undeniable Progress, But Also Shortcomings, Since ICPD

July 2, 2024 | Post

It’s been 30 years since United Nations member states and representatives from civil society met in Cairo at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and agreed to its groundbreaking Programme of Action. It's a cornerstone document which recognizes that investments in family planning are central to sustainable development.…...

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Senate Must Pass the Right to Contraception Act

June 4, 2024 | Post

The U.S. Senate is set to vote Wednesday, June 5, on the Right to Contraception Act, a bill that will protect access to contraception nationwide. In the wake of the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision and the threat of further restrictions, the Right to Contraception Act is…...

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Senators and Representatives Request International Family Planning Funding Increase

May 28, 2024 | Post

In a letter to Chairman Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Lee of the U.S. House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, 138 representatives called for the allocation of crucial funding for international family planning and reproductive health care for the Fiscal Year 2025 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs…...

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Holiday Guide to Talking Repro Rights

December 22, 2023 | Post


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Half a Century of the Helms Amendment Is Five Decades Too Long

December 17, 2023 | Post

Fifty years ago today, Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) reacted to the Roe v. Wade decision that affirmed the national right to abortion by making sure women in developing countries couldn’t have their safe and legal abortions paid for with U.S. foreign assistance. He did this during his very first year…...

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International Safe Abortion Day Is an Opportunity for Candidates to Pledge Support

September 28, 2023 | Post

The past couple of years have been pretty traumatic for people in the United States who believe they should have a say over whether to continue their own pregnancies. Since the Supreme Court agreed in May 2021 to hear the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, Americans have had to…...

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One year since the devastating Dobbs ruling: Where are we now?

June 23, 2023 | Post

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the constitutional right to abortion. The ruling came only seven months before the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide. Before Roe,…...

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2023 Capitol Hill Days Recap

April 21, 2023 | Post

After a year that’s seen endless assaults on reproductive rights here in the United States, we gathered (online) for our annual Capitol Hill Days advocacy event from April 5–7 to learn about what’s happening with reproductive health and rights around the world. We were joined for a trivia-game-style opening session…...

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Supreme Court Issues Dystopian Decision, Reversing Roe

June 24, 2022 | Post

We knew this day would come. The Republican Party has been laying the groundwork for years to reverse Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that guaranteed abortion rights (if not actual access) to all Americans. That six Supreme Court justices—three of whom were nominated by a twice-impeached, two-time-popular-vote…...

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2022 Capitol Hill Days Recap

March 31, 2022 | Post

Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund hosted Capitol Hill Days, our annual advocacy conference, from March 16– 21. It was an incredible six days! At a time when reproductive rights are increasingly under attack, our guest speakers gave us the hope and the fire to continue fighting. Over the…...

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