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Vice-Presidents of European Parliament Urge President Obama to Lift US Abortion Restrictions

Two Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro, MEP, and Edward McMillan-Scott, MEP, have written a letter as a part of the GJC's "Augsut 12th Campaign" to Obama to issue an Executive Order to lift all current U.S humanitarian aid restrictions that prohibit girls and women raped in armed conflict from terminating their pregnancy, urging the US to abide by common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.

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Tags: Abortion, Non-Discrimination, Sexual Violence & Rape, Geneva Conventions, International Humanitarian Law, Censorship, Helms Amendment, US Abortion Restrictions, USAID, United States, European Union, Letters, August 12th Campaign