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Let Congress Know That Women’s Health Has No Borders

Let Congress Know That Women’s Health Has No Borders

International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to both celebrate the lives of women and girls across the world and to reflect on the sobering challenges that remain in ensuring all women and girls have the tools necessary to shape their own destinies.

There may be no greater tool in shaping a woman’s destiny than access to affordable contraception. Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Global division released this video, narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Connie Britton to highlight the critical importance of family planning funding and access around the world.

Investment in global family planning programs is a critical part of building stable communities world-wide. If we want peace we must work for justice, so the saying goes. And if we work for justice that means investing in the lives of the women and girls across the world.

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5:32AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

correction: not eligible to send green stars.

5:32AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

great post J.L.A, wish I could send green stars, I'm not "eligible" to post.

9:56AM PST on Mar 8, 2012

If you (like me) aren't fast enough to click on the link at the end of the video to sign the Health Has No Borders petition, you can copy and paste the following:

http://ppaction.org/iwd12

8:20AM PST on Mar 8, 2012

Brazil lowered its Total Fertility Rate from 6.X to slightly more than 2.0--in fact, it's now close to being 1.9 (lower than that of the U.S.) in two generations. Brazil is a Catholic country--but the women accomplished this themselves. (Some kudos should also be given to telenovas.)

7:26AM PST on Mar 8, 2012

The kind of health care the GOP doesn't want US women to have has become the salvation for women in other parts of the world--if they win this battle, they'll try to wage it on UN aid again next...and all women of the world will be harmed by this small minority imposing their religion on everyone

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