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Abstinence Education Works, Condoms Don’t: New Teen Pregnancy Data

New evidence from the United States suggests abstinence education is a reason why teen pregnancy has fallen to historically low rates.

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Republican lawmakers block Zika funding to abortion groups

Democratic lawmakers are unhappy with the House bill that passed yesterday to fight the Zika virus. The $1.1 billion package takes concrete measures to eradicate the virus excluding hundreds of…

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World Bank priorities for saving mothers and newborns built on false assumptions

After decades of investment in birth control as a path to economic development, the World Bank still finds it easier to increase contraceptive use in a computer model than in real life.

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Aspiration and inspiration: good for goals, bad for measurements

There’s no doubt that the UN’s shiny new 2030 Agenda is ambitious: the total elimination of global poverty is only the first of its seventeen(!) goals. Political commitments like this…

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“Zika is an extraordinary opportunity for the advancement of human rights”. A viral disease is the new El Dorado of abortion advocates.

The recent outbreak of Zika is a severe health emergency. UN experts and international scholars, however, call this disease an “extraordinary opportunity” for the advancement of Human Rights. Gathered at…

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UNFPA: Birth control for girl sex slaves?

Just days after NYT reported ISIS is using modern contraceptives to turn young women into sex slaves, UNFPA’s chief tweeted  “All #girls need reproductive #health services to help them avoid early #pregnancy…

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Secretary General Backdoors Abortion, LGBT Rights into UN Humanitarian Goals

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s grand plan to tackle the global humanitarian crisis and achieve recently adopted new UN development goals includes abortion and LGBT rights.

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UN Human Rights Chief Scolded for Denying Rights to Disabled Babies

Diplomats rebuked the UN human rights chief this week for demanding countries respond to the Zika virus by legalizing the killing of disabled unborn babies.

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What No Ones Talking about at the Family Planning Conclave

Nothing, not even a hurricane, will stop family planning advocates from the mission at hand – reducing the number of children among poor women – even if it means promoting…

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Contraceptive Spin Machine Takes On Family Planning “Myths”

When it comes to family planning and international policy, there is no shortage of myths. According to the most recent figures from UNFPA and the Guttmacher Institute, 225 million women…

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UNFPA Claims Concern About Decline in Donations

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is worried about a steep decrease in donations in the last two years, according to a UNFPA official speaking at a private meeting at UN headquarters this week.

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Abortion Groups Battle to Re-Gain Lost Ground in UN Development Goals

After losing UN policy space they dominated during the past decade, abortion groups are trying once more to cannibalize the attention devoted to maternal health in UN policy.

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Irish Judge Says Abortion Restrictions Violate Human Rights

A stunning ruling from a court in Northern Ireland declared that the country’s protective abortion laws violate a European human rights treaty.

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FY16 Omnibus: US Foreign Assistance Should Assist — Not Limit Births or Push Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

 The letter below from C-Fam president Austin Ruse was sent to Congressional leaders regarding funding for overseas family planning within the FY2016 omnibus spending package. We ask leadership to consider…

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Gates Foundation Suspected of Forcing Dangerous Contraceptive on Africans

HIV/AIDS and women’s health advocates are criticizing a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the safety of a controversial contraceptive favored by the Gates Foundation. Depo-Provera is a long-acting contraceptive distributed to poor women in the U.S. and through foreign aid programs.

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Expanding Acronyms Threaten Maternal and Child Health

In recent decades, the relatively simple and appealing concept of maternal and child health (MCH) has ballooned into a far broader and more convoluted agenda: sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, with an unwieldy acronym to match: SRMNCAH.

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UN Agencies Try to Evade Oversight in Crafting New Global Measurements

UN bureaucrats and agencies trying to bypass the oversight of UN member states are beginning to meet resistance as they craft an influential set of statistical indicators to track progress on a new UN development scheme that will impact every country and cost billions of dollars.

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Drowning in Alphabet Soup

Why rapidly expanding acronyms are not the best prescription for global maternal health Earlier this year, the World Health Organization issued a report titled “Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality…

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FDA Blasts, WHO Downplays, Risks of Depo-Provera Contraceptive

A week before a huge global family planning conference in Indonesia, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a short statement reiterating its position that injectable contraceptives are safe – for any duration – even for adolescents despite being linked to progressive bone density loss and other harmful side effects.

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UN Agency Includes Ten Year Old Boys in Definition of Gay Behavior

The UN family planning agency (UNFPA) drifted further into controversial territory with a new report on HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men – and boys.

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UN Data Backs Pope on Abortion and Contraception, Climate Alarmists Disappointed

The UN population division agrees with Pope Francis. More contraception will not stop climate change.

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Second Source Confirms Obama Intends to Force Federal Grant Recipients to Accept LGBT Applications

A second source has come forward to confirm earlier Friday Fax reporting that the Obama administration intends to force Catholic and other Christian groups to accept LGBT applicants in hiring.

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Planned Parenthood Skirts Laws Around the Globe

For over two decades, the UN has maintained a compromise: abortion is not a human right, but where it is legal, it should be safe – at least, for the mother.

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The Pursuit of the Unwanted, part 1

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, said that her guiding principle was that “every child should be a wanted child.”   In response, pro-life activists have said, “there are no…

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Girl Exploited by Amnesty Int’l Names Baby “Miracle”

  The young mother named her baby “Milagros.” That is Spanish for Miracle. Amnesty International wanted the baby aborted. The brave girl in Paraguay was allegedly raped by her stepfather,…

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