The Helms Amendment is putting the lives of tens of millions of women, girls and LGBTQI+ people in danger. This U.S. policy restricts foreign assistance funding for safe abortion services and has been implemented as a total abortion ban, denying people the life-saving care and information they deserve.
We must act now to ensure that people around the globe have safe and accessible abortion care. The Senate has the opportunity to pass the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act (S.4641), which would repeal the Helms Amendment and replace it with language that enables U.S. foreign assistance funding for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services and information, including safe abortion services, training and equipment.
We need 500 people to call on the Senate to pass the bill — will you be one of them? Write to your senators today and urge them to support the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act and protect the right of every person to make their own reproductive health decisions.