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Senator Jesse Helms, who advanced the amendment, did not limit himself to blocking non-US women from having abortions; he imposed that ideology wherever opportunity allowed. Helms was successful in using the backlash against the domestic reproductive rights protection of Roe v. Meanwhile, another bill, the Hyde Amendment, took a few more years to take shape. The Hyde Amendment particularly takes aim at Medicaid funding, a program designed to provide health care to low-income families.

Reproductive rights organizations in the United States and internationally have made some inroads in connecting efforts to overturn these two amendments. Yet, there are still untapped opportunities to render domestic US organizing more transnational. However, advocates should consider the possibilities that derive from transnational collaboration, and that solutions to their own crises may be found across national lines. Already, in their separated local contexts, women are constantly and by necessity innovating ways to overcome barriers to their reproductive health.

In countries like El Salvador, Brazil, and Mexico, women share information on how to mitigate the risks of self-induced abortions using the WHO-recognized and over-the-counter medication misoprostol.

As abortion restrictions tighten in local contexts, women and their supporters can gain new practical measures to provide for reproductive rights through cross-border exchanges. For example, a Dutch organization, Women on Waves, sends ships to drop anchor off the shores of countries where abortion is banned or severely restricted, and invites women to enter international waters to receive care.

A report by Rewire shows that women in Texas, facing the shuttering of abortion clinics across the state, are now organizing to share WHO guidelines on the use of misoprostol, borrowing directly from the experiences of women in Latin America. These small-scale models offer an initial blueprint for the type of transnational activist strategies, borrowing from local initiatives, which can mitigate harms and secure reproductive rights in the face of restrictive policies. Poverty and economic inequality are also major contributors to public health crises such as violence, mental illness, stress, and substance abuse.

Economic conditions that generate poor health were widely enforced by the much-maligned Washington Consensus, through which powerful financial institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund implemented a set of top-down economic policies throughout much of the Global South. These were imposed on countries in need of development aid to remedy years of economic exploitation by the backers of that same Washington Consensus. The cocktail of enforced austerity, deregulation, and privatization was a onesize-fits-all neoliberal recipe incorporated into multiple US trade agreements with countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Care work formerly provided by public programs, schools, and hospitals is pushed into the informal, unpaid sector; in the gendered division of labor, this work becomes the responsibility of women. He has been a dedicated environmental and human rights activist since the late s. We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. Most VitalSource eBooks are available in a reflowable EPUB format which allows you to resize text to suit you and enables other accessibility features.

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