We work to expand the availability and quality of safe abortion services as part of comprehensive reproductive health policies and programs. We understand that restrictive abortion laws do not reduce the number of abortions; instead they force the procedure underground and into the hands of unqualified practitioners.

 

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Brazil Declares Zika Crisis Over, But Is It?

Brazil recently declared the Zika emergency over, but for those living in the most at-risk areas, the virus is a constant threat.

Trump’s Global “Protecting Life” Policy Endangers Lives

The Global Gag Rule will now be applied to all US global health aid, which will have devastating impact.

She Decides: Because the US Shouldn’t Trump Women’s Right to Safe Abortion

A new initiative to fill the gap left by Trump’s disastrous Global Gag is welcome and much needed, but it won’t be enough.

Reproductive Rights: The Canary In The Coal Mine

Women’s rights—and in particular reproductive rights—often act like a “canary in the coal mine” of human rights. When the overall danger to human rights is not clear to most observers, feminist activists see the first signs of what is to come.

Global Marches Mark a Strong Beginning

IWHC was in Washington, DC, Manhattan, and San Francisco at the Women's March Saturday to show our support for women's health and rights.

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