The Helms Amendment is a U.S. policy that has prevented countless women from getting the reproductive care they need. Most people think the policy, which has been in place for more than 40 years, enforces a complete ban on U.S. foreign assistance for abortion — including in cases where a woman needs an abortion because of rape or incest, or because her life is in danger. But the policy doesn’t have to be interpreted that way. – See more at: http://populationaction.org/helmshurts/#sthash.NWR9PldK.dpuf