Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.

Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.

Rebecca Oas is the Associate Director of Research for the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) in Washington, D.C.

Before joining C-Fam, Rebecca earned her doctorate in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Emory University.  She has written for Human Life International as a Fellow of HLI America and is has served as a Contributing Editor for HLI.

Among her focus areas are global maternal and child health and family planning, and her articles on these topics have appeared in such publications as the New Atlantis, the Hill, and the Christian Journal of Global Health.

Rebecca is a graduate of Michigan State University and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Will Girls’ Education Bill be Scuttled by “Gender” Poison Pill?

Even in a gridlocked and divided Congress, there is bipartisan support for initiatives to improve global health, end violence against women around the word, and improve girls’ access to education.

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International Violence Against Women Bill Would Fund Overseas Abortion Groups

In late November, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), a bill whose previous introductions led to heated debates over issues of abortion and gender.

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U.S. Funds Still Being Used to Promote Abortion Abroad, Despite Administration’s Pro-life Position

On Tuesday, pro-abortion organization Ipas celebrated Human Rights Day by asking its followers to share a graphic on social media declaring abortion to be a human right. 

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World’s Top Sex Ed Promoter Promises Radical Social Change

A U.S.-based organization with a long history of promoting controversial curricula for children recently rebranded itself, declaring its mission to promote radical social change through sex education.

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UN Women Takes Neutral Position on Criminalization of Prostitution

The UN agency for women recently announced its neutrality on whether prostitution should be criminalized.

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Large Population of Scientists Thinks There Are Too Many of the Rest of Us

Elite scientists said this week that overpopulation is a top reason for climate change and our numbers should be reduced. In a statement by  11,000 scientists, population control was one of six priority areas.

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Major Family Planning Groups Show How They Promote Abortion in Humanitarian Crises

Several major family planning groups recently revealed how they are working to integrate abortion into their humanitarian work. The groups were quite open about this at an event hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington DC.

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Court Rules Northern Ireland’s Abortion Restrictions Violate Human Rights Law

A high court judgment in Belfast last week ruled that Northern Ireland’s abortion restrictions are a violation of human rights commitments, further increasing the pressure on the territory, which is part of the U.K., to remove its legal protections for the unborn.

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Proposed Law Would Ban Foreign Critics of LGBT

A bill recently passed out of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee would allow the federal government to block U.S. visas for foreign individuals who criticize or otherwise work against the LGBT movement.

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WHO Downgrades Warnings on Depo, Concerns Remain

In response to the results of a large-scale trial, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its recommendation for the use of the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera, removing warnings that it might be linked to increased risk of HIV infection.

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