Five Problems with the WEEE Act

The economic empowerment of women around the world is one of USAID’s priorities. There is much to support in the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018, H.R. 5480 and S. 3247(WEEE Act) to expand women’s access to financial resources and markets. But there is also cause for concern.

Seven Reasons to Reject “Comprehensive Sexuality Education”

Children need and deserve guidance, not only information. Whatever we tell children, we also teach them. And what we teach them will shape their personalities, attitudes, and values throughout their entire lives.

Mexico City Policy Reinstatement and Expansion — Talking Points

Introduction As one of his first acts as President, Donald Trump reinstated the policy first enacted by President Ronald Reagan that blocks federal funding for NGOs that promote or provide…

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Should Defund UN Women

To maintain the pro-life strides instituted by the Trump Administration the United States should defund the “UN Agency for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment” (UN Women).

Seven Reasons Why the REACH Act Falls Short

The Reach Every Mother And Child Act (REACH Act) was first introduced in the 114th Congress as Senate bill 1911 and House bill 3706. It has been reintroduced in the 115th Congress as Senate bill 1730 and House bill 4022. Its stated goal is to consolidate USAID efforts to eliminate preventable maternal and child deaths in 25 target countries by prioritizing the most cost-effective methods that save the most lives.

With the Advent of Artificial Reproductive Technologies is there a Fundamental Right to a Child?

With the advancement of artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) and the legalization of same-sex marriage, questions have arisen about legal parenthood and fundamental rights. Katarina Lee analyzes how recent domestic and international court cases have in effect moved to institute a right to a child, supported by the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Maria da Penha v. Brazil in the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights: An Analysis of the Impacts of the Convention of Belém do Pará in the Federal Legislation

Between 2002 and 2004, feminist NGOs gathered to draft a law to combat domestic violence against women in Brazil. Known as the Maria da Penha law and passed in August…

Is There an ‘Unmet Need’ for Family Planning?

The claim that 200 million of the world’s women and girls want contraception but can’t get it is false, but it is still used to funnel billions of dollars to the international family planning and abortion industry each year.

ACTION ALERT: Abortion Advocates Seek to Sway Trump on Mexico City Policy with Faulty Arguments

International abortion advocates report that they are trying to convince the incoming Trump administration not reinstate the 1984 Mexico City Policy. Their arguments are false and it is essential that…

Lost in Translation: The Failure of the International Reproductive Rights Norm

An essay that tells the story of the campaign for reproductive rights language in UN documents and the desire for an international right to abortion, has utterly failed.