UNFPA Annual Population Report: From Paternalism to Ventriloquism
Every year, the United Nations Population Fund publishes a glossy report describing how its fertility reduction approach will help solve the problems facing the world.
The Resurgence and Rebranding of Population Control
Population control proponents have found a way to regain some of their respectability in the public square by using the framing and metrics of family planning advocates. But the tactic requires dubious metrics and raises a host of ethical questions.
Proposed U.S. Legislation Seeks to Save Lives by Preventing Them
A bill before the U.S. Senate enjoys broad bi-partisan support due to its ambition to save sixteen million lives. Critics argue that many of the lives “saved” would never exist, and that the law would funnel billions into abortion groups rather than into life-saving health care.
Editorial: New Data Show UN Human Rights System May Reflect Regional, Not Universal Rights
Universality is the cornerstone of human rights law and a central focus of the United Nations. But when small groups of experts and wealthy countries attempt to redefine international human rights, the entire framework is discredited.
Saving Lives Without Leaving Survivors
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently released the latest progress report for its “Acting On the Call” initiative, which seeks to reduce maternal and child deaths in…
Abortion Groups Attack Religious Medical Providers, Right of Conscience for Health Workers
In early August, an international group of abortion advocates met in Uruguay to discuss the potential removal of conscience protections for healthcare providers with regard to abortion.
New article in Christian Journal of Global Health
I have a new article out in the Christian Journal of Global Health exploring the relationship between faith-based aid organizations and family planning. Much of the debate over family planning…
London Family Planning Summit: The Cracks Are Showing
With its ambitious agenda off target and its largest funding source threatening to pull out, the international family planning partnership (FP2020) tried hard to appear positive at its summit in London this week.
New UN Database Pressures Countries on Abortion
The World Health Organization has launched a new interactive database on global abortion laws and policies, aimed to pressuring countries to conform their abortion laws to the recommendations of UN agencies and bureaucrats.
Sudden Death of Chief Overshadows UNFPA Executive Board Meeting
Just as nations convened on Monday to discuss the UN Population Fund’s new strategic plan, news broke that the agency’s executive director had died suddenly the night before.