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Unsafe abortions have killed 1 million and injured 100 million in the last two decades

TweetAnd only legalizing abortion — everywhere — will change that. That’s why lawmakers and public health leaders from over 30 countries have released a new declaration calling for the world’s nations to repeal all criminal abortion laws and “make safe, legal abortion universally available and accessible to all women regardless of age, income, or where they live.” [...]
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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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Respecting HIV-Positive Women, Regardless of their Pregnancy Status

Tweet This week, a new report found that “virtual elimination” of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan African is possible by 2015. The report cited two main factors in achieving this exciting health milestone: “significant progress” in increasing HIV-testing among pregnant mothers in the region, and more antiretroviral drugs that are therefore being administered to [...]
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