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Luck of the Draw

December 16, 2014

Every woman should have access to safe, affordable abortion care. Sadly, the United States government imposes numerous restrictions on funding for abortion services. However, for most women that face these restrictions, lawmakers have made some narrow exceptions in cases of … Continue reading »

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How Family Planning Fared in the Cromnibus

December 11, 2014

Pending final approval of a massive $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund most of the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2015, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) advocates appear to be on the verge achieving a … Continue reading »

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The Votes Are In: Tough Road Ahead for International Family Planning & Reproductive Health

November 13, 2014

For supporters of the U.S. government’s international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program, last week’s mid-term congressional elections turned out even worse than most observers had anticipated, particularly in the Senate. For the first time, FP/RH advocates may not … Continue reading »

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Nightmare on Capitol Hill

October 23, 2014

Happy Halloween from PAI! Every year around this time, we see zombies, ghosts, and goblins roaming the streets. But these policies — and their impact on women all over the world — are scarier than any of the monsters we see … Continue reading »

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Birth Control Helps Women Succeed

September 26, 2014

It seems obvious to most of us, but it’s always good to remind people: one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to empower women and increase their quality of life is to make sure they have access to birth control. … Continue reading »

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Now Is the Time to Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Youth

August 14, 2014

There are more young people in the world today than at any other point in history. That means the world needs to prioritize the sexual and reproductive health of young people immediately, because the world can’t afford to wait. Our … Continue reading »

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No Exceptions: How The Helms Amendment Hurts Women And Endangers Lives

July 31, 2014

The Helms Amendment is a longstanding legislative restriction on the U.S. government’s international family planning and reproductive health program that hampers critical efforts to address the serious problem of unsafe abortion around the world. The Amendment prohibits the use of … Continue reading »

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What’s the Difference Between the Helms Amendment and the Global Gag Rule?

July 31, 2014

Have you ever heard of the Helms Amendment? How about the Global Gag Rule? They’re both harmful U.S. policies that prevent women from getting the reproductive care they need. But how are they different? The Helms Amendment restricts funding for … Continue reading »

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Population Dynamics, Environment, and Sustainable Development in Kenyan Counties

July 28, 2014

The combined effects of climate change and rapid population growth are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty levels in the 47 newly-defined counties in Kenya. Unless these issues are fully prioritized in development strategies and implemented in an integrated … Continue reading »

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The Hidden Family Planning Crisis of the Urban Poor

July 11, 2014

  Today, 3.9 billion of us live in cities. That’s more than half the world’s population. According to a new report released by the United Nations Population Division, by 2050, approximately 66 percent of the globe’s population will live in … Continue reading »