It’s Time to Repeal the Harmful Helms Amendment

Statement from Brian Dixon, Population Connection Action Fund’s Senior Vice President for Media and Government Relations, in response to the U.S. House of Representative’s introduction of the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act:

“For nearly 50 years, the Helms Amendment has made life harder for hundreds of millions people around the world by banning the use of any U.S. foreign assistance funds for abortion. It’s bad health policy. It’s bad foreign policy. It’s a disgraceful relic of a right-wing agenda that is utterly divorced from the reality of the lives of the people it hurts, and it is long past time for its repeal.”

“Thank you, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, for introducing this piece of legislation. We’re proud to endorse the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act and are excited to help it pass into law.”

Contact: 202-974-7744 | bdixon@popconnect.org

 

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