Why is the U.S. Working with NGOs and Countries that Denigrate President Trump?

President Trump made a strong promise to respect sovereignty and the culture and traditions of other countries at the General Assembly on Tuesday. But the State Department needs to do…

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Putting Tanzania’s family planning announcement into perspective

As my colleague, Lisa Correnti, wrote in this week’s Friday Fax article, the president of Tanzania has placed restrictions on foreign funding for contraceptive advertising in his country. Before delving…

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Solutions in search of problems, Uganda edition

Yesterday, the Guttmacher Institute Tweeted this: To begin at the end, it should surprise nobody that the Guttmacher Institute, which exists to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)…

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UN Women, UNFPA, OHCHR Confirm they Promote Abortion

When I saw a press release announcing UN Women, UNFPA, and OHCHR’s support for an activist judge promoting abortion in Mexico, I could not resist, and fired off a list…

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Will Trump’s UN team be bested by EU in this week’s humanitarian resolution debate?

U.S. delegation concerns over abortion in an annual UN humanitarian resolution of the Economic and Social Council prompted negotiations to be reopened this week to prevent the advancement of an…

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Family planning exchange in The Guardian: pragmatism meets magical thinking

Last week, UK newspaper The Guardian published an editoral about family planning policies, raising several interesting points: China is moving toward scrapping all policies imposing family size limits.  China’s strict…

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Pots, Kettles, and Unintended Pregnancies

When the United Nations Population Fund released its flagship report “State of World Population” last fall, my attention was drawn to one particular page: The words “43% of pregnancies in…

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Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies: Promise or Pretext?

As discussed in last week’s Friday Fax, “healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies” (HTSP) has become accepted as both the most acceptable rationale for the promotion of family planning by…

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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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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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State Dept Report Finds Wide Acceptance of Expanded Mexico City Policy

The State Department released a report yesterday showing overwhelming acceptance by US grant awardees delivering healthcare to vulnerable populations. C-Fam Friday Fax will have further analysis today. The report can…

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A Global LGBT Reality Check

A couple of recent news items reinforce the perception of a backlash against the LGBT agenda. Even in the U.S. and Europe it seems support for the homosexual and transgender…

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Rules for (Pro-Life) Radicals

Jesus was not a politician, but he understood the most important rule of politics. “He who is not with me is against me” (Mt 12:30). Many of his present-day followers,…

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Parents Defeat Gender Ideology in Paraguay

“We respect diversity, but this does not mean we must support gender ideology,” said Paraguay Minister of Education, Enrique Riera, earlier this month.  Mr. Riera’s words accompanied a resolution by…

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Latin American Legislators Reproach Costa Rica Government’s Attempts to Abuse the Human Rights System

  A delegation of the Hemispheric Congress of Legislators visited Costa Rica last week. Its members denounced the recent attempt of the Government of President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera to…

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China’s Demographic Balkanization

Developing countries should eye China’s demographic decline with worry.  Unlike other rapidly aging countries in Europe and Asia, China’s pension scheme is basic.  The Economist shows just how few workers…

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The Myth of “Sex Work” Named and Shamed.

Did you know that AIDS groups have used—and continue to use—their (your) money to advocate for prostitution?  If you did not, or even if you did, there is a new…

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Trump Congratulates, Backs Guterres’ Reform Plan

The New York Post, Wall Street Journal, and Drudge all wrongly report Trump “slamming” the UN and bringing an “agenda of change” to the UN. Far from it. While President…

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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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BBC Gender Show: No More Boys and Girls

Here is the description of a two part show which just aired on BBC. A doctor went into a school to indoctrinate children about gender. The show actually documents an…

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Silicon Valley Wants to Sabotage Child Anti-Trafficking Bill

Google and other tech companies are trying to sabotage a bill to protect children from sex traffickers. The bill closes a loophole in the Communications Decency Act (CDA) that allows web platforms…

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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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Using “Family Planning” in the 2030 Agenda to promote a “right to a child” for the LGBTI community.

An NGO that promotes the rights of people who identify as lesbian, gay, homosexual, transsexuals and intersex, argues UN Member States must “provide viable options to assisted reproductive technologies for…

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UNFPA Secures Role in Humanitarian Settings

A resolution adopted by the Economic and Social Council last month probably ensures UNFPA will not only be a protagonist in humanitarian operations, but that UNFPA receives the funding to…

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Welcome to the Global Technocracy. SDG Indicators Adopted by UNGA

I am sad to report that despite our efforts to purge the indicators of controversial elements the General Assembly adopted an indicator framework for the SDGs this morning without as…

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