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Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

When Jamie Bardwell and Danielle Lampton struck up a friendship during their time as undergraduates at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, they didn’t know that their paths would continue to cross as their careers progressed. Nor did they know that, together years later, they would end up securing a historic $4.5 million federal grant to … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

When gender justice is on trial, it’s going to need a seriously good lawyer. Luckily, it has one. At the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), President and CEO Fatima Goss Graves leads a team that uses law, policy, and culture change to advance issues that affect women and girls. The NWLC defends and promotes gender … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to dismantle Roe v. Wade reversed decades of progress toward gender equity, reproductive health, and abortion care. We are witnessing the devastating impacts of curbing people’s right to make deeply personal decisions. The result has been a confusing patchwork of laws across the U.S. where some people must travel to another state … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Arndorfer has been named U.S. Reproductive Health Director. In this role, Arndorfer will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking focused on protecting and expanding contraceptive and abortion access across the U.S. and will work across the organization in service of the Foundation’s vision and goals … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

We are appalled by a Texas district court’s ruling to invalidate the Food and Drug Administration’s 23-year-old approval of mifepristone, a medication used in early abortion. This ruling could remove the most common form of abortion throughout the country, making mifepristone unavailable everywhere in the United States. We urge the administration and the U.S. Supreme … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

This is a dark day in America, marking one of the most consequential setbacks to women’s rights in decades. Today the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in a case originating in Mississippi.  As a result, we have now lost the right to make our own health care decisions – a right supported by … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

We believe every individual should be able to live with dignity and have autonomy over their body, including their decisions about if, when and how to create and sustain a family. Systemic racism – both past and present – has deeply impacted Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) from accessing quality sexual and reproductive … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

Advocates. Educators. Entrepreneurs. Health care providers. Community leaders. Women are tackling the world’s toughest problems with fierceness and fortitude, at times putting their bodies and safety at risk, to make positive change and push for a more equitable world. This International Women’s Day, we celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements and honor their … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

I have feared this moment for years: as of today’s confirmation, a majority of Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are now hostile to abortion access. While I am disheartened that it has come to this point, I am also optimistic, inspired, and determined. My work with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s resilient grantee … Continued

Topic: U.S. Reproductive Health Initiative

Reproductive Health Program Director Tamara Kreinin Shares Reaction Today’s Supreme Court ruling on June Medical Services v. Russo is a victory for all those working to ensure everyone has access to reproductive health services and safe abortion care. The Court’s decision today to strike down the Louisiana law as unconstitutional, acknowledging how similar it was … Continued