The Helms Amendment is putting the lives of women, girls, and LGBTQI+ people in danger. This U.S. law restricts foreign assistance funding for safe abortion services and reproductive care around the world. As a result of its implementation, people are denied their reproductive rights and deprived of the potentially lifesaving care they deserve.
We must act to ensure that these marginalized groups are protected and have safe and accessible reproductive care. The House of Representatives can pass the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act (H.R.7816) which would repeal the Helms Amendment and replace it with language that enables U.S. funding for comprehensive reproductive health-services including safe abortion services.
We need 500 people to call on Congress to pass the bill. Write to your members of Congress 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.