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Family Planning and the Path to Progress

March 27, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to John Feeney for sending this posting from Andrew Revkin of the New York Times.
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There’s a very happy retired French teacher and tennis coach in California today. Her name is Jane Roberts. In 2002, after the Bush administration blocked $34 million Congress had approved for the United States contribution to the United Nations Population Fund, known commonly as Unfpa, she co-founded 34 Million Friends, a group trying to fill the gap $1 at a time. She wrote a book on women and human welfare, as well.

On Friday, President Obama pledged to restore that money while also signing an order reversing another move by the Bush administration that banned American government aid for family-planning organizations that, in part, promoted or conducted abortions.

For full article, visit:
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/


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