A new report from the International Women's Health Coalition shows that the Global Gag Rule continues to harm women, force clinic closures, and strip the most marginalized communities of access to sexual and reproductive health services & information.
The Biden administration should draw on the intersectional analysis in the globally-sourced Feminist Green New Deal principles to work across issues such as bodily autonomy, ecological sustainability, the care economy, and just financial flows in addressing climate change.
IWHC welcomes President Biden's rescinding of the Global Gag Rule as a critical first step in securing bodily autonomy worldwide.
Codifying Roe v. Wade is the floor for abortion access. To advance gender justice and support reproductive rights, the incoming Biden administration must decriminalize self-managed abortion.
The incoming Biden administration offers some hope for reproductive health, rights and justice but unless the Helms Amendment is repealed, people in low-to-middle income countries will continue to be denied access to abortion services.
The wide-ranging discussion elaborated on how IWHC policy experts, advocates, and grantee partners are prepared to go in hard and seize the moment of opportunity to push the Biden administration to prioritize the health and rights of women and girls.
The US has a long established history of reproductive coercion. President-elect Biden has the opportunity to address this harmful legacy by enacting policies that respect the right to bodily autonomy.
For decades, courageous feminist activists have fought to secure abortion rights. We celebrate with them today as they once again have brought the country to a watershed moment for women’s rights.
IWHC is excited to work with the incoming Biden administration to not only repair the damage caused by the Trump administration, but also to advance US policies that truly support and uphold sexual and reproductive health and rights.