Half the Sky - Chapter 8: Family Planning and the “God Gulf” Summary & Analysis

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Kristof and WuDunn write that Rose Wanjera a 26-year-old Kenyan who was pregnant came to a maternity clinic one afternoon. Despite her college education, she came to a slum clinic. She was diagnosed with a serious infection that threatened her life and the life of her baby. Kristof and WuDunn write that she was enrolled in a safe-baby program. The clinic had been run by a charitable organization called Marie Stopes International. However, President George W. Bush slashed funds because some of the funds were used for abortions in China. The action eliminated the staff of specialists that Rose needed. According to Kristof and WuDunn, the pressure to end the funding originated from Christian and right-wing organizations.

Kristof and WuDunn write that Republican presidents have vowed to end medical funding to women’s clinics in foreign nations if...

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