Prohibiting the use of foreign aid to provide access to safe abortions has repercussions far beyond US borders
Over many years, I have visited conflict-affected states where I have met women who have suffered the agony of rape, and where sexual violence is the shocking and specific consequence of conflict.
These women are often traumatised, stigmatised and ostracised by their families and communities. When they are pregnant as a result of rape, these consequences are compounded.
While there is welcome attention focused on the plight of women and girls raped in war, there are still significant gaps in the international response to this global scourge.[view whole blog post ]