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02.02.18

New "Conscience and Religious Freedom Division" within Department of Health and Human Services

By Sean Bland

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced the formation of a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” which will sit in the HHS Office for Civil Rights. HHS says that this new division has been established to “restore federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that protect the fundamental and unalienable […]

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01.29.18

Understanding Black Women’s Heightened Risk of Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold.  U.S. maternal mortality ratios are the highest in the developed world and are rising, in contrast to global trends. The national rate, however, hides an even more troubling fact: black women in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white women […]

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12.20.17

#MeToo: Who is being left out?

By Rebecca Reingold

This year’s #MeToo movement has triggered a national reckoning with sexual harassment and misconduct in the U.S. However, the movement began 10 years ago when Tarana Burke founded a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Tarana explains that “from the start of #MeToo going viral and the recognition of my years […]

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08.04.17

Reproductive Rights in Flux: Updates from Latin America and the Caribbean

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Rebecca Reingold and Priscila Valencia. Despite the tremendous strides made towards the realization of reproductive rights in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, the region remains home to the majority of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. However, reproductive rights advocates are leading efforts to change that in […]

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01.25.17

Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy: History, Implications & Opposition

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. On January 23rd, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also referred to as the “Global Gag Rule”: a restriction first introduced by Ronald Reagan that denies federal funding to NGOs that provide abortions, offer abortion counseling, or advocate for abortion […]

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01.25.17

Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy: History, Implications & Opposition

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. On January 23rd, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also referred to as the “Global Gag Rule”: a restriction first introduced by Ronald Reagan that denies federal funding to NGOs that provide abortions, offer abortion counseling, or advocate for abortion […]

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11.23.16

3 Ways the Trump Administration May Undermine Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice in the U.S. and Abroad

By Rebecca Reingold

Since the start of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump has taken positions that have the potential to undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice. Here are just 3 examples of the devastating consequences that these positions may have for women, both here in the U.S. and other parts of the world:

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11.23.16

3 Ways the Trump Administration May Undermine Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice in the U.S. and Abroad

By Rebecca Reingold

Since the start of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump has taken positions that have the potential to undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice. Here are just 3 examples of the devastating consequences that these positions may have for women, both here in the U.S. and other parts of the world:

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09.24.16

India’s Surrogacy Debate

By Rebecca Reingold

India has emerged as the world’s “surrogacy hub”. Infertile couples and, increasingly, gay couples and single women from different countries are paying Indian women to carry their embryos through to birth. While the surrogacy industry in India is extremely lucrative (worth more than $2.3 billion per year), the government has failed to regulate the practice since it became […]

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09.24.16

India's Surrogacy Debate

By Rebecca Reingold

India has emerged as the world’s “surrogacy hub”. Infertile couples and, increasingly, gay couples and single women from different countries are paying Indian women to carry their embryos through to birth. While the surrogacy industry in India is extremely lucrative (worth more than $2.3 billion per year), the government has failed to regulate the practice since it became […]

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