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.

Abortion Advocates Bank on Canada and G-7

A year before the election of President Donald Trump signaled a shift in U.S. foreign policy to a pro-life position, Canada underwent a shift of its own, in the opposite direction.

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Family Planning and Newborn Survival: Diminishing Returns

Improved child survival is one of the major global health goals, and for good reason. Not only are many deaths of newborns, infants, and children the result of preventable or…

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Same Old, Same Old; Abortion and LGBT at UN Conference

Diplomats and activists from hundreds of countries descended on one of the largest cities in the world to discuss the situation of rural women and girls at the UN’s two-week Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 

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Oxfam Scandal Part of Wider Sexual Abuse Cover-up

The elite UK-based aid organization Oxfam has admitted to hosting lavish parties and hiring prostitutes for humanitarian aid workers in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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Can the metrics of the REACH Act be fixed?

(For an in-depth look at the problems with the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, also known as the REACH Act of 2017, see our policy brief here. I also…

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Critics Admit Mexico City Policy is Effective

Some of President Donald J. Trump’s harshest critics admit that his reinstatement and expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy has been highly effective in advancing the United States’ moral influence to curb the international abortion lobby.

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How Abortion Pills Upend the Politics and Practice of Abortion

Since the dawn of the abortion movement, activists insisted that abortion should be solely the concern of a woman and her doctor. 

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New Abortion Estimates From India Prompt Renewed Push to Liberalize Law

A recently-released study estimates that abortion in India is twenty times higher than previous estimates—15.6 million children aborted in 2015 alone.

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Event Highlights Divided Priorities in Global Maternal Health Agenda

Thirty years ago, experts and activists joined to put maternal health on the international aid agenda.

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Nations Speak Out for Life and the Family in UN Human Rights Mechanism

For decades, powerful bureaucrats and wealthy donor countries have used the UN human rights system to push a controversial abortion and “sexual rights” agenda on traditional countries.

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