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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Abortion Groups Celebrate New Head of World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected Tuesday to a five-year term as head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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