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Celebrate International Women's Day: Sign a Petition for International Family Planning

Here's a great way to celebrate International Women's Day:

Sign a petition to for Congress to allocate at least $1 billion dollars in U.S. international family planning assistance for fiscal year 2010.

Advocates for Youth, one of this blog's favorite activist orgs, want your support for this incredibly important issue. And now that we have someone in the White House who might actually give a shit, it's time to let our voices be heard! From their site:

Quality reproductive health care, which includes sex education, family planning services, and pre- and postnatal care, is often limited or nonexistent for young people.

More than 200 million women who want to delay or avoid pregnancy lack access to the modern methods of contraception to do so.

Complications from pregnancy are the leading cause of death for young women ages 15 through 19 in low- and middle-income countries.

Reproductive and sexual health must remain a central component of a broader U.S. global development effort, as access to these services helps to reduce poverty, promote human rights, and secure social justice.

Sign the petition, pass it on and Amplify Your Voice!