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Birth control -- Government policy

View Resource Bush to Begin with Pro-life Executive Order

In one of his first official acts as President, George W. Bush announced yesterday his intentions to block funding of international organizations and clinics that offer abortion procedures or counseling. President Clinton had signed an executive order authorizing such funding three days after taking office in 1992. Bush's action will reinstate the ban on such funding that had been in place up to...
View Resource The State of World Population 1998: The New Generations

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has recently issued its annual report highlighting new developments in world population. This year's report, The State of World Population 1998: The New Generations, focuses on the ramifications of the rapid increases in two segments of global population: youth less than fifteen years-old and elderly more than 65 years-old. This Website contains text and...
View Resource American Experience: The Pill

The development and history of the creation of the contraceptive pill was one of the most important developments in women's reproductive health (and freedom) of the 20th century. The pill was argued and debated with great fervor for many decades before its final approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in May 1960. Produced by the American Experience series (a part of PBS's regular...