Navigation Links
Berman Calls Obama's Mexico City Policy Reversal an Important Step in Women's Rights, Health Care
Date:1/23/2009

VAN NUYS, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said today President Obama's executive order repealing the Mexico City Policy is an important step in protecting women's rights and in improving health care worldwide.

"The President's action rights a wrong-headed policy that for eight years has hindered people in developing countries from having access to the contraceptives necessary to prevent unintended pregnancies, abortions, and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS," Berman said.

Known popularly as the Global Gag Rule, the Mexico City Policy prohibited federal funding for non-governmental organizations that discuss, counsel on, or provide abortions in developing countries. Berman observed that "this policy - which would violate the constitutional right to freedom of speech if placed on U.S.-based non-governmental organizations - applied even if abortion-related services were funded only with non-U.S. funds, and even if abortion was legal in the country in which services were provided."

"Repeal of these restrictions was long overdue," Berman noted, "and the action President Obama has taken is a clear signal that he intends to change how America works with the international community in solving global problems."


'/>"/>
SOURCE House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Rulings Send Lawsuits Against State Farm, American Family Back to Court, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Announces
2. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Judge Orders Double Damages, Issues Stinging Rebuke in Average Wholesale Price Case
3. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Announces Investigation Into Marketing of Vytorin and Zetia
4. CORRECTED: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Files Suit Against Merck and Schering-Plough
5. Hagens Berman: Eleven Defendants Settle in Average Wholesale Price Litigation
6. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Nationwide Class Action Certified in Average Wholesale Price Litigation
7. Hagens Berman Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Case Against Schering-Plough and Merck
8. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Attorneys Representing Consumers Prepare for $12 Billion RICO Trial Against McKesson for Alleged Drug Price Manipulation
9. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Class Action Filed Against Spectranetics
10. Hagens Berman Files Class Action Against Bayer Healthcare Over Misleading Marketing Campaign
11. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: McKesson Settles RICO Lawsuit for $350 Million
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... ... Outreach is a program that strives to better communities around the world by ... community. It also provides the opportunity for team members to become involved in ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... San Francisco Magazine recently ... Area counties for 2017. Almost 1,000 nominations were submitted and a little over ... Results were announced the magazine’s January 2017 issue . , Under the ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... January 14, 2017 , ... Healthy living ... line of activated charcoal products. With more and more people opting to go ... according to how they cater to specific needs. , Moody Zook focused particularly ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... People with type 2 diabetes know ... easy as checking the nutrition label on foods for grams of sugar. But ... sugar-free, proteins can influence — either positively or negatively — insulin secretion and ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... , ... With the increasing public preference for chemical-free personal ... alternatives for customers who have grown more conscious about maintaining their health and ... charcoal products, Moody Zook Chief Executive Officer Nate Ginsburg explained their company’s decision ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/14/2017)... 14, 2017  Johnson & Weaver, LLP announces that a ... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH )  securities ... 2016 (the "Class Period"). Zimmer Biomet provides musculoskeletal ... reconstructive products, such as knee and hip reconstructive products. ... According to ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... , January 13, 2017 ... Reagents and Equipment Market by Method (Biochemical (Calcium ... (Biomedical, Protein Production), End User - Global Forecast ... the global market from 2016 to 2021. This ... by 2021 from USD 715.4 Million in 2016, ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... The 2016 election resulted in a ... voting in favor of legalizing cannabis for recreational use, including ... the U.S. In addition, the state of Colorado ... products sales. The ArcView Group has published an updated research ... sales in the U.S. last year reached $6.7 billion, a growth ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: