President Obama Selects New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Last night, President Barack Obama announced his pick for the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.  Dr. Eric Goosby will oversee the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which was established under President Bush. Here is a run down of what’s being said about the nomination:…

Thank you President Obama for Restoring Funding to UNFPA

Yesterday, President Obama signed the $410 billion spending bill, which includes $50 million in funding for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, the world’s most important agency for reproductive health. This is a welcome move for women everywhere.

Obama Creates Council on Women and Girls

The Washington Post Politics blog reported yesterday that President Obama is expected to sign an executive order today that will create a White House Council on Women and Girls. Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser…

Global Gag Rule Rescinded

The Global Gag Rule (GGR), otherwise known as the Mexico City Policy, was reversed by President Obama by an Executive Order. The GGR required organizations receiving US funding to provide family planning services to withhold information, services, or referrals related to abortion, even if an…