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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New Report Details Helms Amendment's Reach

January 21, 2022 | Post

A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reveals just how broad the impact of the Helms Amendment really is. Since it became law as part of the Foreign Assistance Act nearly 50 years ago, the Helms Amendment has prohibited American foreign aid funds from being used for “abortion…...

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Supreme Court Poised to Overturn Roe

December 2, 2021 | Post

So it really feels like the Supreme Court is going to overturn Roe v. Wade, and before I do anything else, I need to get something off my chest. There. I can’t say I really feel all that much better, but we all have to take our comforts where we…...

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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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