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Africans Reject Stealth Homosexual Agenda at UN Conference
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Africans Reject Stealth Homosexual Agenda at UN Conference

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Late Friday night, the last day of the final meeting in a series of UN conferences, African officials rejected attempts by UN and sexual rights activists to promote homosexuality and abortion. The UN conference to draft a development agenda for Africa concluded in a fierce clash between regional values and the “progressive” norms pushed by […]

USAID, Gates, PP Push Dangerous Contraceptive on Poor Women
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USAID, Gates, PP Push Dangerous Contraceptive on Poor Women

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A recent congressional briefing examined the lethal side effects of the long-acting contraceptive injectable Depo Provera and the targeting of Black and Latina women to receive it. Congressman William Lacy Clay and the Congressional Black Caucus held a briefing to examine a comprehensive report released by the Rebecca Project which details severe health problems from […]

Governments Increasingly Object to UN Abortion Agenda
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Governments Increasingly Object to UN Abortion Agenda

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A growing sense of urgency surrounds the UN development agenda as major milestones approach and long-term goals are set to expire. Of particular concern to some is the fate of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Indeed many governments are expressing increasing exasperation with abortion advocates. In the closing minutes of a recent conference, delegates […]

Abortion Activists Overplay Hand on Chilean “Hard Case”
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Abortion Activists Overplay Hand on Chilean “Hard Case”

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An 11-year old rape victim has unexpectedly turned the tables on the international abortion lobby as it seeks to use her plight to overturn Chile’s pro-life laws. The girl, known as Belén, is pregnant after several years of sexual abuse by her mother’s boyfriend who threatened her to keep silent. Unlike other “hard cases” where […]

Researchers Acknowledge Abortion-Preterm Birth Link
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Researchers Acknowledge Abortion-Preterm Birth Link

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The World Health Organization ignored it. Medical journals downplayed it. Now researchers admit – backhandedly – a link between abortion and preterm births. Authors of a new study hypothesize that modernizing abortion methods reduces the risk of premature births. Yet most notably, it admits that the link to abortion existed in the first place. Abortion […]

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Security Council Says Abortion Not a Human Right Even in Cases of Rape

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Michelle Riestra also contributed to this article. The UN Security Council rebuffed suggestions that victims of wartime rape have a right to abortion in a landmark resolution on women in peace and security last week. Actress Angelina Jolie urged the United Nations to help victims and punish perpetrators as part of the effort to garner […]

New Research: Unwanted Pregnancies Become Wanted Children
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New Research: Unwanted Pregnancies Become Wanted Children

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From the stage at the recent Women Deliver conference, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea revealed that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.” Chelsea’s grandmother was born of an unintended pregnancy. […]

Why Don’t Women in the Developing World Use Contraceptives?
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Why Don’t Women in the Developing World Use Contraceptives?

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In November, the United Nations Population Fund released their “State of World Population 2012: By Choice, Not By Chance – Family Planning, Human Rights and Development,” which stated: “Recent statistics show that 867 million women of childbearing age in developing countries have a need for modern contraceptives. Of that total, 645 million have access to […]

Stealth Campaign Used to Push Abortion Drug Where It Is Illegal
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Stealth Campaign Used to Push Abortion Drug Where It Is Illegal

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While debates over abortion laws and international norms continue, a stealthy campaign is underway to gain universal acceptance for the tools and training to do abortions, whether legal or not. One recent example comes from the Kigoma Region of Tanzania. Pro-abortion feminists boast that they have established a clinic dispensing the abortion-inducing drug misoprostol in […]

New Evidence Challenges UN Commissioner’s Call for Comprehensive Sex Ed
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New Evidence Challenges UN Commissioner’s Call for Comprehensive Sex Ed

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As the UN Human Rights Council considers whether to endorse a report praising comprehensive sex education programs, a new review of the disputed curricula finds they can do more harm than good. The report released in December by the increasingly-controversial High Commissioner for Human Rights states that adolescent health depends on “comprehensive sexuality education and […]

Panel Calls Therapy for Homosexuals a Human Rights Violation
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Panel Calls Therapy for Homosexuals a Human Rights Violation

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Therapy to help people change unwanted same sex attraction should be banned and labeled a human rights violation, according to a panel of advocates at the Church Center, a gathering place of left-wing groups near the UN. Although the event was advertised as “the first ever UN discussion on the legalities, ethics, and science behind […]

The Guttmacher Institute Has a Bad Prescription for Mothers in Uganda
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The Guttmacher Institute Has a Bad Prescription for Mothers in Uganda

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The Guttmacher Institute released a brief report titled Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion in Uganda in which they make their case for why increased contraception and access to “safe” abortion will reduce maternal mortality. Briefly, their argument is that unintended pregnancy in Uganda is high, and this is because women don’t have access to contraceptives.  Because […]

New Study Challenges UN Statistics and Priorities
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New Study Challenges UN Statistics and Priorities

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A just-released global study demonstrates that the diseases causing most of the world’s untimely deaths and illness, especially among children, are not receiving proportionate attention within international policy-making institutions. According to the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD 2010) published in The Lancet medical journal in December, over 1.4 million people died from diarrhea […]

Maternal Health Argument for Abortion Persists, Despite Evidence
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Maternal Health Argument for Abortion Persists, Despite Evidence

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Advocates for legal abortion in all circumstances continue to make their case in terms of reducing maternal mortality, despite a growing body of evidence showing that dramatic improvements in maternal health worldwide have been achieved without the liberalization of laws restricting abortion.  In the November issue of the UK-based journal Reproductive Health Matters, two reports […]

Host Country Distances Itself from UN Youth Conference
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Host Country Distances Itself from UN Youth Conference

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As the twentieth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) approaches, abortion activists are marking out their priorities for governments to adopt for the next 20 years.  To that end, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), along with various non-governmental organizations hosted, ICPD Global Youth Forum in Bali last week, touted by sponsors […]

UNFPA Promotes Social Engineering Through Family Planning
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UNFPA Promotes Social Engineering Through Family Planning

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) drew international headlines this past week for claiming a new human right to contraception. Contraception as a human right is a centerpiece of UNFPA’s annual state of world population report “By Choice, Not By Chance: Family Planning, Human Rights, and Development”.  Borrowing from the language of natural law, the executive summary […]

Guttmacher Institute Equates Abortion Limits With Forced Abortion
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Guttmacher Institute Equates Abortion Limits With Forced Abortion

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In June of this past year, photos of a Chinese woman and her dead child flooded the Internet, accompanied by the account of how Feng Jianmei was abducted from her home and forced to undergo a late-term abortion by local family-planning officials.  Mrs. Feng’s story spread across international news headlines and provoked outrage by national […]

Attempt to Equate Pro-Life Position With Forced Abortion Redefines “Coercion”
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Attempt to Equate Pro-Life Position With Forced Abortion Redefines “Coercion”

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According to a new Guttmacher Institute article, women’s reproductive capacity is subjected to governmental coercion “either to have or to not have children for the greater good of those other than themselves,” and cites forced abortions in China alongside abortion restrictions in the US as examples of this. When photos of a woman in rural China […]

For Guttmacher, It's Not Enough for Children to Be “Wanted” By Their Parents
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For Guttmacher, It’s Not Enough for Children to Be “Wanted” By Their Parents

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A new study by researchers at Yale found that at least 50% of young couples expecting a child actually desired the pregnancy.  From a sample of 296 couples in which the female was 14-21, 49% of female participants and 53% of males reported wanting the pregnancy.  Furthermore, another 18% of females and 24% of males reported being […]

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Misdiagnosed Causes and Misleading Solutions: Facts Guttmacher Won’t Give You

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The Guttmacher Institute released a new video today (the transcript can be found here) making their case for worldwide abortion access.  A large part of their argument hinges on the contribution of abortion complications to maternal mortality. The  World Health Organization (WHO) reports that about 13% of maternal deaths occur as a result of unsafe […]

New Study Reignites Abortion Drug Controversy
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New Study Reignites Abortion Drug Controversy

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A new study critiquing a drug’s effectiveness in childbirth sparked a vicious backlash from the abortion lobby this week, deepening concerns over the politicization of international maternal health research. A study published in the prestigious journal of the Royal Society of Medicine investigated how well the drug misoprostol prevents life-threatening bleeding in women who have […]

What the Pill Is Doing to Our Water Supply
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What the Pill Is Doing to Our Water Supply

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In 1960, the combined oral contraceptive pill was first approved for use in the United States. Seven years later, “the Pill” was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, illustrating its enormous societal impact[1]. Roughly two generations later, statistics from the United Nations show that, within more developed nations worldwide, just under 16% of “partnered” women […]