This US bill will hurt the world’s poorest women

This US bill will hurt the world’s poorest women

Yvonne Singh, Guardian.co.uk

On Tuesday 8 March, the 100th anniversary of International women’s day, more than a thousand activists will be attending a rally on Washington’s Capitol Hill as part of a global round of celebratory activities, demanding a better future for some of the world’s poorest women.

With the spotlight placed firmly on women’s rights, it’s ironic that Republicans in the House of Representatives have chosen this moment to push through a resolution (19 February), which will, if it becomes law, have a devastating impact on women’s health and reproductive rights in the developing world, as well as affect some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in the US.

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