helms amendment

The World Post
A Trump-Pence administration would be a disaster for women and girls everywhere: not just here in the United States but throughout the developing world as well.
The World Post
We are more than 40 years late to repealing or at least re-interpreting the Helms Amendment but doing so is especially important
Politics
The platform draft supports a repeal of the Helms Amendment, which blocks abortion access for women abroad.
Politics
They want the president to make it easier for women raped in conflict to access abortions.
The World Post
This week, government officials, advocates, policymakers, corporate leaders, journalists, and others are in Copenhagen for Women Deliver, a major international conference focused on the health, rights, and well-being of women and girls.
Impact
Awkward. That's as good a word as any to describe the teen years. For most, it's just a passing phase. But for millions of young women it can be a life-altering and potentially dangerous time.
Politics
They promised to allow foreign aid money to pay for abortions in cases of rape or incest or to save the mother.
Politics
The time is now to reclaim the spirit of Roe and the right of all women and girls to terminate a pregnancy, at home and abroad.
Politics
Kidnapped, raped, beaten: This is what women and girls have endured from extremist groups. I appeal to you, Mr. President, to use your authority to stand with these women and girls and take executive action to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance include emergency reproductive services, including abortion.
The World Post
Since its passage in 1973, the Helms Amendment has been grossly misinterpreted to prevent U.S. funds from being used to provide safe abortions for rape survivors in the world's poorest countries, even in the case of incest or a life-threatening pregnancy.
The World Post
President Obama travels to Africa this week to attend a summit on global entrepreneurship and will for the first time visit his father's home country, Kenya. The president's visit is a unique opportunity for him to help restore justice to the women and girls of Kenya. We hope this time President Obama will listen.
Religion
We call on President Obama and his administration to use all means to provide the full range of reproductive health care needed by women, girls, and their families throughout the world. Don't let broken policy practices continue to harm the health of women.
Politics
Now is the time for the President to show the courage of his convictions by taking executive action to ensure that U.S. assistance will be available for abortion access for women who survive rape or incest, or whose lives are endangered by a pregnancy. It is the right thing to do. The time to act is now.
Politics
The Helms Amendment prevents U.S. foreign assistance programs from supporting abortion "as a method of family planning." But since the law's inception in 1973, the U.S. government has wrongly implemented it as a total ban on funding for abortion -- even in cases of incest, rape, and life endangerment.
Politics
What do a 25-year-old woman in Dhaka, Bangladesh and an 18-year-old woman in Niamey, Niger have in common? Their lives could be threatened by destructive measures passed by the new GOP-controlled Congress.