helms amendment

The amendment makes abortion essentially inaccessible for low-income women and many women of color.
“Making abortion legal isn’t the beginning of women having abortions. It’s the end of women dying from abortions,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).
The Guttmacher Institute analyzed the impact of rescinding the amendment, which bars U.S. foreign aid from being used to pay for abortions abroad.
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 platform draft supports a repeal of the Helms Amendment, which blocks abortion access for women abroad.
They want the president to make it easier for women raped in conflict to access abortions.
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.