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.

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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Le G7 rejette le langage en faveur de l’avortement dans son communiqué final

Les chefs du G7, le groupe des plus fortes économies du monde, ont rejeté les recommandations d’un conseil consultatif selon lequel le langage en faveur de l’avortement devrait être inclus dans le communiqué final du sommet.

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G7 Rejects Abortion Language in Final Communique

G7 leaders of the world’s largest economies rejected the recommendation of an advisory panel that abortion language be included among the group’s final communiques.

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UN Human Rights Experts Continue to Lobby for Abortion

According to a UN expert, countries must decriminalize abortion as part of their efforts to eliminate violence against women in obstetric settings, and, “at the very minimum,” legalize it in certain exceptional cases.

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U.S. Uses UN Mechanism to Pressure Countries on Homosexuality

The U.S. State Department is using a little-known UN mechanism to pressure governments to change their laws on sexual practices related to “sexual orientation and gender identity.” 

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Longtime UN Pro-Life Advocate Publishes a Memoir of His Life and Stories from the Field

Earlier this year, a longstanding champion of the pro-life movement at the UN published a book compiling stories, reflections, images, and documents from nearly a quarter-century of work on behalf of unborn children and the family at high-level international meetings.

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Critics Question New Study Asserting U.S. Policy Increases Abortion in Africa

According to a new article published in The Lancet Global Health, so-called Mexico City Policy is linked to increased abortions in sub-Saharan Africa, due to reduced contraceptive use and more unintended pregnancies. 

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WHO Report Endorses Do-it-Yourself Abortion

The idea of self-induced abortion has a long history as a scare tactic in legal debates over abortion both in the United States and around the world. 

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Une Étude Conteste le Lien entre le VIH  et Depo Provera ; les Femmes Africaines Insistent sur le fait que les Résultats ne sont « Pas des Bonnes Nouvelles »

Pendant des décennies, un débat international a fait rage sur la question de savoir si l’utilisation du contraceptif injectable Depo Provera augmentait le risque des femmes de contracter le VIH lorsqu’elles sont exposées au virus. 

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