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Abortion

Bill S.240

New York has just passed legislature updating their current laws on Abortion. Some argue that this is a monumental step in protecting reproductive health rights and others claim that it is a moral atrocity. There are many articles stating that this legislature allows for abortion up to birth and strips all rights away from infants. […]

Jordan Mabe | January 24, 2019
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Abortion

HUMANE VITAE – SIMPLIFIED (PART I)

“I cannot believe that salvation is based on the thermometer [a necessary tool of the rhythm method], or that damnation is based on rubber.” said Dr.Andre Hellegers, a French member in the Papal Commission for the Study of Problems relating to Population, Family and Birth in commenting about Humane Vitae in 1968. Not even a […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 16, 2018
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Population Control

Vasectomy-thon for the ‘World Vasectomy Day’- old wine in new bottle of Population Control.

On November 19, population control advocates celebrated ‘World Vasectomy Day’. This year a special event was hosted in Mexico by DKT International, National center for Gender Equity and Government of Mexico with the support of IPPF, Marie Stopes, FHI360 and other population control groups. The highlight of the event was a 24 hour “vasectomy-thon” where […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | November 28, 2017
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Reproductive Health/Family Planning

Asia Congress Agrees Children Should Have Access to Contraception and Abortion

“1 in 5 World’s adolescents lives in Asia,” was the outcry at the Eleventh World Congress for Adolescent Health in India last month, where 1100 delegates from over sixty countries, UN agencies, NGOs, governmental agencies, and research institutions gathered on October 27th. The event succeeded in instilling panic and urgency among participants by gross misrepresentation […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | November 13, 2017
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CSW

CSW61: “Contraception is a lifesaving service”

During the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), Denmark hosted an event on March 20th, 2017 on “Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergency Response.” The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted the event. Panelists informed the audience of the great need for sexual and reproductive health centers in countries that are in war […]

Ruth Rosa | March 31, 2017
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Abortion

Our First Impressions on CSW61

Co-written by Sarah Kepins and Ruth Rosa   This year we had the privilege of attending the annual Commission on the Status of Women [CSW61] at the United Nations, as C-Fam interns. CSW tries to promote gender equality and empowerment for women. It is important to attend these conferences, as well as the side events, […]

Ruth Rosa | March 14, 2017
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Catholic Teaching

“Why does a girl need contraception to be someone?”

Last week, PP Global (@ppglobe), an unofficial Twitter account supporting Planned Parenthood’s global endeavors, posted a quote by Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards at a Clinton Global Initiative (CBI) annual meeting. The Clinton Global Initiative is an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, and “convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s […]

Alexandra Liebl | September 30, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

The Huffington Post’s take on youth empowerment

Yesterday, August 12, was International Youth Day. Accordingly, Huffington Post chose to use this occasion to synecdochically equate youth to their reproductive organs. They would have us believe that our human dignity lies in accidental features, instead of in the very essence of who we are. They would have us believe that our empowerment lies […]

Alexandra Liebl | August 13, 2016
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Abortion

CSW Day 2

March 15 marks more than the Ides of March, this year it is also the second day of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) held at the United Nations. Access to Abortion and Bodily Autonomy: Achieving Women’s Human Rights was the fourth meeting I attended. Of all the events it was the most […]

Catherine Birri | March 16, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Brighter Futures through Birth Control: A paradox

A global partnership called Family Planning 2020 was launched in 2012, in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund, USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The partnership’s goal is to “add 120 million contraception users across 69 target countries by 2020”. Who are their target countries? Poor and developing nations. Dr. Babatunde Osetimehin, […]

Alexandra Liebl | March 11, 2016
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