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Abortion and Family Planning-Related Provisions in U.S. Foreign Assistance Law and Policy [Updated July 15, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "This report details legislation and policies that restrict or place requirements on U.S. funding of abortion or family planning activities abroad. The level and extent of federal funding for these activities is an ongoing and controversial issue in U.S. foreign assistance and has continued to be a point of contention during the 117th Congress. These issues have been debated for over four decades in the context of broader domestic abortion controversies. Since the Supreme Court's 1973 ruling in 'Roe v. Wade', Congress has enacted foreign assistance legislation placing restrictions or requirements on the federal funding of abortions and on family planning activities abroad. Many of these provisions, often referred to by the name of the lawmakers that introduced them, have been included in foreign aid authorizations, appropriations, or both, and affect different types of foreign assistance."

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CRS Report for Congress, R41360
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2022-07-15
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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