In the weeks leading up to President Biden's inauguration, we urged the president to go beyond rolling back Trump policies by embracing a "feminist foreign policy agenda that places marginalized communities, including women and LGBTQIA+ people, at its center."
Two months later, there's plenty to be excited about. The Biden administration repealed the global and domestic gag rules, appointed a diverse cabinet, and established the White House Gender Policy Council.
Yet it's critical we demand more. Biden still refuses to use the word "abortion," fueling the stigmatization of a human right. We've also heard little commitment to the repeal of the Helms Amendment, an international abortion restriction that serves as the legal foundation for the Global Gag Rule.
Thank you for standing with us as we fight for a feminist foreign policy.