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The Pro-Life Heroes

Last week a story appeared about a young woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy rather than risk killing the baby that was growing inside her. Diagnosed with bone cancer when she was ten weeks pregnant, 24-year old Ashley Bridges decided there was “no way [she] could kill a healthy baby because [she was] sick.” Eight […]

Eileen Wittig | October 7, 2014
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IPPF

Gates-funded Guardian Asks for Comments

In a few weeks, the Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development along with other partners such as the IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) and UNFPA will host the Family Planning Summit in London. The goal is to raise funds for family planning for people around the world. The Guardian is hosting a […]

echarnowski | June 20, 2012
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Miscellaneous

CEDAW: from Kenya’s Perspective

“Many times when we work with women’s issues, we don’t really think of children’s issues.” This comment was made by a woman who does political work for children in Kenya. After the UN parallel event titled “Movement Building for Political Power: Experiences of Kenyan Women Based on the Sex Boycott,” during which this woman spoke, […]

littleton | March 8, 2012
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Abortion

An Interesting Definition of Privacy

The day began with a side event sponsored by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). The topic was “Women’s Burden of Unsafe Abortion: Implications for Nigeria’s Development” and I really did not know what to expect. Abortion is illegal in Nigeria unless the health of the mother is at stake. The discussion began with the […]

Maria Lizaur | March 6, 2012
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