Tag Archives: family planning

Infographic: Americans spend more money on potato chips than on contraception

Tweet What do 222 million women in developing nations around the world have in common? They all want access to modern contraceptive. In a new video and infographic, Population Action International explains that if the U.S. contributed a mere .03% of its federal budget towards international family planning, they could provide the 222 million women– [...]
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Anonymous global health worker: The problem with Melinda Gates’ family planning crusade

Tweet*This is a guest post submitted by someone who wishes to remain anonymous because they work in the global health field and could lose their job for voicing these opinions. This post does not necessarily reflect the views of Feministing contributors or editors.  The press coverage has been glowing: Melinda Gates launches global crusade for [...]
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5 ways to celebrate World Population Day

TweetFriends, today is World Population Day. According to the UN, World Population Day is observed every July 11th to “reaffirm the human right to plan for a family” and to encourage “activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world.” I work within the UN system and these kinds of [...]
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Texas willing to throw 130,000 poor women under the bus to stick it to Planned Parenthood

TweetVia KYBOOMU, it seems that Texas, in its stubborn quest to deny funding to Planned Parenthood, is willing to sacrifice an effective and much-needed program that provides reproductive health care to 130,000 thousand low-income women. Last year, the Texas legislature passed a law making it illegal for the state to provide Medicaid funds to any [...]
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Tennessee County gives family planning grant to religious group that opposes family planning

TweetAfter weeks of deliberation, the Shelby County Commission in Tennessee has voted 9-4 to strip the local Planned Parenthood of funding and give the county’s family planning grant to Christ Community Health Services instead. Christ Community Health Services supposedly outscored Planned Parenthood in the evaluation process. Which is odd considering the religious organization refuses to [...]
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