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President Obama: #LiftTheBan!

           


Women and girls - some as young as 11 years old - are impregnated every day through rape in armed conflict. And they often aren't able to access the comprehensive medical care they need.

For many victims of war, resources provided by US humanitarian aid eases their suffering; but for victims of war rape care is limitedSurvivors of war rape are denied access to comprehensive medical care that includes the option of abortion, largely because of US policy that is wrongly interpreted to place anti-abortion restrictions on humanitarian aid in conflict zones in direct violation of international human rights and humanitarian law, including the Geneva ConventionsGirls and women systematically raped during conflict face increased rates of maternal mortality, permanent reproductive damage, and obstetric fistula, in addition to isolation and trauma. Without access to the option of abortion care, victims are forced to risk their health - either by carrying unwanted pregnancies to term, seeking dangerous methods of abortion or, in many tragic cases, taking their own lives.

Take action with Feminist Majority and the Global Justice Center to urge President Obama to issue an executive order lifting the ban on abortion restrictions in conflict zones, in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.


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