We Applaud Commitment from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to Fix Ban on U.S. Aid for Abortion

Historic Pledge to Fix Helms Amendment in Cases of Rape, Incest, and Life-Threatening Pregnancy

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In response to a landmark pledge by Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to fix the U.S. ban on foreign aid for abortion, John Seager, President of Population Connection Action Fund, released the following statement:

“Today is a historic day in the fight to make access to safe abortion care a reality for women and girls in need around the world. We applaud Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for standing up for women and girls by committing to end the ban on U.S. aid for abortion in cases of rape, incest, and life-threatening pregnancy. U.S. politics and ideology do not belong in healthcare clinics around the world.

“For more than forty years, the Helms Amendment has denied vital aid to safe abortion care as thousands of women and girls die from unsafe abortions. We urge the rest of the 2016 presidential candidates to follow the lead of Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders and stand with women and girls and commit to fix the Helms Amendment on day one in office.”

For more information visit www.fixondayone.org.

 

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