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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Trump’s stated desire to restrict access to safe, legal abortion services, combined with the most regressive Republican Party platform on sexual and reproductive rights, spell disaster.

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The next administration must build on the progress made and prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights in both domestic and foreign policy.

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