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.

Pro-Life and Pro-Science

The March for Life in Washington, D.C. this year has the theme “Pro-Life is Pro-Science,” emphasizing the contributions of scientists who have revealed previously hidden truths about human development in…

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UN Human Rights Committees Increase Pressure on Abortion/Homosexuality

For decades, the expert bodies monitoring compliance with UN human rights treaties have been increasingly bold in promoting abortion along with sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). While this exceeds their mandates and falls outside the agreed text of the treaties they monitor, their activities have gone largely unchecked, and this trend has only continued in the past year.

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African Governments Escalate Fight Against Abortion Giant Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes International (MSI), the UK-based provider of abortion and contraceptives, is facing increasing restrictions by African governments for failing to respect their laws. 

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Kenya Bans Marie Stopes from Performing Abortions

For years, international abortion giant Marie Stopes International has been accused of performing illegal abortions in Africa.

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Abortion Dominates Family Planning Conference

Family-planning potentates donned super-hero masks at a conference in Rwanda this week, touting their “family-planning super powers.”

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Report Charges UK with Exaggerating Lives Saved Through Family Planning

A new report claims that estimates of lives saved by UK foreign aid efforts are greatly exaggerated.

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U.S. May Shut Down Postal Subsidies for Illegal Abortion Drugs from Overseas

President Donald Trump recently announced the U.S. pull-out from a little-known UN agency that sets standards for international postal issues.

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Bill Gates Thinks There are Too Many Africans/Calls for Population Control

The goal of eliminating extreme poverty is among the top priorities of the global community and is the first of the UN’s seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Putting Tanzania’s family planning announcement into perspective

As my colleague, Lisa Correnti, wrote in this week’s Friday Fax article, the president of Tanzania has placed restrictions on foreign funding for contraceptive advertising in his country. Before delving…

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Abortion Advocates Say They Are “Human Rights Defenders”

Abortion activists are circulating a joint statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, identifying themselves as “women’s human rights defenders,” in advance of what they call “International Safe Abortion Day.”

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