abortion

How a Change in U.S. Abortion Policy Threatens Lives in Malawi

“On average, in a day, sometimes we handle about ten women related to abortion cases,” Sylvester Zimba explains to a reporter from Vice News in August of 2017. Zimba is a nurse who specializes in post-abortion care at Kasungu District Hospital, a small clinic in rural Malawi and the sole medical facility for 600,000 people. […]

Federal Protection of Abortion Does Not Equate to Access for All

It’s not just Brett Kavanaugh posing a risk to reproductive rights in America. State-level restrictions prevent many women from exercising their right to choose here at home. What’s at stake when women are denied their reproductive rights? The country of El Salvador offers a cautionary tale. Kamala Harris: “Can you think of any laws that […]

Just How Dangerous Is the Supreme Court Nomination? A Quick Look Into Why Family Planning is Absolutely Necessary, In Case Anyone Forgot.

Can you think of a concept that’s been unfairly stigmatized at the expense of both personal freedom and social progress? These days, it’s easy to name a few. In light of recent events, though, let’s focus on one: access to contraceptives. It’s not news that family planning is considered an essential aspect of comprehensive healthcare […]

The Global Gag Rule Leaves Vulnerable Women with No Options

We’ve known, ever since Donald Trump announced the imposition of his expanded Global Gag Rule, that it was going to be devastating to women and families around the world. And less than a year in, we’re starting to see it happening. Amos Simpano and Melvine Ouyo work for Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), one of […]

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