PSI is a global health non-profit organization working to end HIV, control malaria, improve sanitation, and deliver comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services worldwide, including legal and safe abortion and post-abortion care.
We have seen the recent letter from Congressman Chris Smith that references PSI, which is erroneous.
PSI’s safe abortion work remains separate from US Government funding due to long-standing US laws and regulations. No programs implemented by PSI with funding from PEPFAR (The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) or USAID (United States Agency for International Development) or any other US Government entity include abortion services.
At PSI, we are committed to upholding both US restrictions AND the laws of the countries in which we operate regarding abortion and post-abortion care. We adhere strictly to all applicable regulations to ensure compliance and to provide essential reproductive healthcare services while respecting local laws.
If you have any further questions or require additional information regarding PSI’s approach to compliance with US restrictions and local laws concerning abortion and post-abortion care, please contact Nadia Afrin, PSI Director of External Communications.