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Official account of Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual & reproductive health & rights globally. Est. 1968.
Jun 1, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
📢 The US Supreme Court made the shocking decision to overturn #Roe last June. In the year since, a combination of trigger bans and new bans by anti-abortion lawmakers have decimated abortion rights and access across the country.

See how the policy landscape has changed ⬇️ After a chaotic and confusing year:

❌ Abortion is banned in 13 states

❌ More than 16.5 million people who may need an abortion don't have access in their state

❌ Abortion care is also unavailable in Wisconsin and 6 states are enforcing gestational bans not allowed under Roe
Apr 13, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
🚨 BREAKING: The FDA will not require in-person dispensing of abortion pills for the duration of the #COVID19 pandemic! In addition to safety benefits, telehealth is a critical option for people experiencing financial hardship, lack of child care & homeschooling responsibilities. This is a long overdue first step, but it’s far from enough. @US_FDA should now review all the restrictions it currently places on abortion pills in light of the full body of scientific evidence and real-world use, and modify or remove them accordingly. #SafeButStillObstructed
Apr 12, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Year after year, the data on maternal health outcomes tell a similar story: Rates of pregnancy-related mortality in the US are among the worst of high-income countries, and are more than 3x higher among Black women than among white women. #BMHW21… At their root, these disparities result from systemic racism and discrimination & reflect broader societal inequities. They have also been magnified during the #COVID19 pandemic. Policymakers and medical institutions must acknowledge this reality & take action. #BlackMamasMatter
Dec 8, 2020 40 tweets 23 min read
Happening now: Our CEO Dr @HerminiaPalacio joins Dr
@Reprorightsdoc @prhdocs & @amandabeatrizTX @lilithfund to testify at the U.S. House Hearing on the Harms of the Hyde Amendment. Watch the livestream and join us as we live tweet with #BeBoldEndHyde! Rep. @rosadelauro opens the hearing: The Hyde Amendment is a discriminatory policy. The time has come to reckon with the norm, and view it through the lens of how it impacts communities of color. #BeBoldEndHyde
Oct 15, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
At today’s #SCOTUS confirmation hearing, we heard from Crystal Good about her experiences overcoming obstacles to get an abortion as a minor. Her testimony reflects the reality of many young people who need abortion care all across the US. #ThankCrystal… Young people deserve access to the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion care. Yet, many state legislatures have imposed special barriers that force minors to involve their parents in their decision to have an abortion.
Aug 18, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Today the US State Department released its review of the harmful #GlobalGagRule. The results? In short, the report identified tangible harms caused by the policy that extend well beyond family planning programs to a range of other health programs. #SRHR Rather than serving public health, the #GlobalGagRule curtails access to essential clinical services & strips health care providers of their ability to serve the needs of their patients. More on the harms of this discriminatory policy ↓