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Make your voice heard! When you join with other constituents in contacting your members of Congress, you become part of a powerful movement advocating for increased funding for international family planning. Signing petitions and making phone calls directly to your elected representatives are two ways you can join our nation-wide grassroots network of activists.

Send Petitions to Your Members of Congress

Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act

Before President Biden rescinded it at the beginning of his presidency, the Global Gag Rule banned U.S. assistance for health care providers who even mention the word abortion. As a result, clinics closed. People were forced to seek unsafe abortions, with sometimes deadly consequences. And communities were left stranded without access to comprehensive health care.

We must make sure that no future president can ever unilaterally impose the Global Gag Rule again. That’s what the Global HER Act (S. 142, H.R. 556) does. It will block such a reimposition and provide needed stability to health care providers and the people in vulnerable communities around the world who they serve.

Ask your senators and representative to co-sponsor the Global HER Act to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule!

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Abortion Is Health Care Everywhere Act

For almost 50 years, the Helms Amendment has prevented people overseas from having access to safe abortion. Passed in 1973 and reauthorized every year since, it prevents any U.S. foreign aid from being used for safe abortion under any voluntary circumstance.

In a world where up to 31,000 women die every year from unsafe abortion, Helms is bad health policy and bad foreign policy.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky introduced the Abortion Is Health Care Everywhere Act (H.R. 1670) in the House of Representatives on March 9, 2021. This bill—the first of its kind—would repeal the Helms Amendment and allow U.S. foreign assistance to fund safe abortion.

Ask your representative to be a co-sponsor of this critical bill!

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Support UNFPA Funding Act

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