Author Archive for Rebecca Oas Ph.D.

New Report Shows Which Countries are Best for the Family
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New Report Shows Which Countries are Best for the Family

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A new report demonstrates to policy makers which countries are best at helping traditional families and which are failing. The UN acknowledges the traditional family structure of a married mother and father raising their children as the “natural and fundamental group unit of society.”  A growing body of social science research affirms that individuals thrive […]

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

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New evidence from the United States suggests abstinence education is a reason why teen pregnancy has fallen to historically low rates. Nearly sixty percent of high school students had never had sex, up from 46% in 1991.  Meanwhile, another new report links condom giveaways in schools with increases in teen pregnancy. This investigation of the […]

Transgender Health Experts Contradict Themselves in New Publication
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Transgender Health Experts Contradict Themselves in New Publication

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A leading medical journal published its first series on transgender health and reveals what appear to be major contradictions. On the one hand the journal argues there is nothing medically wrong with transgenderism. On the other hand, it argues transgenderism is a condition that requires medical attention, setting up transgenderism as the first non-medical condition […]

Witnesses Tell UN of Genocide of Christians in Middle East
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Witnesses Tell UN of Genocide of Christians in Middle East

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Held by terrorist captors, an Iraqi woman named Khalia resisted their demands that she abandon her Christian faith.  Her story was told at the UN this week, along with other accounts of atrocities suffered by Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State, or ISIS. According to experts, […]

Proposal to “Rethink” Maternal Health Aims to Leave Mothers Behind
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Proposal to “Rethink” Maternal Health Aims to Leave Mothers Behind

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The position of maternal health as an international priority has changed a lot in the last twenty years. In 1985, leading medical journal The Lancet published an article titled “Maternal Mortality – A Neglected Tragedy: Where is the M in MCH [maternal and child health]?”   Since then, maternal health became a major topic of global […]

Annual UN Report Repeats False Claims About Abortion
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Annual UN Report Repeats False Claims About Abortion

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As wars and natural disasters force increasing numbers of people from their homes, among the most vulnerable are mothers with infants and pregnant women. Unfortunately, maternal health suffers most in humanitarian settings, lags behind other global development goals, and is often tarnished with controversy by the pro-abortion lobby’s attempts to co-opt it. In its annual […]

Expanding Acronyms Threaten Maternal and Child Health
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Expanding Acronyms Threaten Maternal and Child Health

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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. The addition of new letters and target areas have brought a wide range of new […]

African Women’s Solutions to War Clash with Feminists’ Agenda
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African Women’s Solutions to War Clash with Feminists’ Agenda

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When the UN Security Council adopted its latest resolution on the role of women in international peacebuilding and security last month, a familiar clash of opinions surfaced—among women. In particular, feminists driving the international policies are on opposite sides of women living in the realities of war-challenged areas. At a panel hosted by Liechtenstein, a […]

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

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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. It came shortly after the U.S. […]

Planned Parenthood Skirts Laws Around the Globe
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Planned Parenthood Skirts Laws Around the Globe

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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. Planned Parenthood has long fought to erode legal protections for the unborn, but recent events reveal that the global abortion provider has little regard […]

Amnesty Credits UN for Pro-Prostitution Policy
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Amnesty Credits UN for Pro-Prostitution Policy

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Amnesty International voted Tuesday to urge the decriminalization of all aspect of the sex trade, and said the new policy was based on input from the World Health Organization and UN Women. The vote follows weeks of intense debate on an issue that has split feminists, celebrities, and experts who warn that prostitution is fueling […]

Big Win for Traditional Family at UN Human Rights Council
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Big Win for Traditional Family at UN Human Rights Council

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A monumental development for the pro-family movement came recently in Geneva when the Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for countries to take concrete steps to protect the family, described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the “natural and fundamental group unit of society.” This is the second such resolution at the […]

The Totally Phony Notion of “Unmet Need” for Contraception
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The Totally Phony Notion of “Unmet Need” for Contraception

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As the UN puts polishing touches on their ambitious global plan to curb poverty, attention shifts from the political to the technical: how to measure progress and ensure targets are clearly defined? The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an opportunity to reassess the “indicators” or benchmarks for reaching the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) […]

WHO Researchers Urge Cheaper Abortion Above Safety
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WHO Researchers Urge Cheaper Abortion Above Safety

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As part of an ongoing effort to maximize the international availability of abortion, researchers collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study arguing that clinical follow-up after a chemical abortion is unnecessary, and that foregoing it could “save resources.” “This study was done in accordance with the WHO safe abortion guidance, which recommends […]

US Senators Urge Funding UN Agency Tied to Abortion and Prostitution
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US Senators Urge Funding UN Agency Tied to Abortion and Prostitution

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A group of U.S. senators is urging President Obama to fund the UN’s controversial population agency despite its ties to abortion and coercive population control programs, and its new push for countries to legalize prostitution. “We are disappointed that despite UNFPA’s critical work around the world, a number of misperceptions about the organization persist,” wrote […]

Medical Journal Says “Accept and Embrace Sex Work”
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Medical Journal Says “Accept and Embrace Sex Work”

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Medical experts say targeting risky behaviors like smoking, excessive drinking, and over-eating could dramatically reduce premature deaths.  But when it comes to the well-documented dangers of prostitution, a prestigious medical journal calls for it to be legalized, enabled, and even embraced. This week The Lancet called for the worldwide decriminalization of “sex work” to address […]

China’s Black Market for Human Eggs Lures the Young
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China’s Black Market for Human Eggs Lures the Young

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Illegal clinics are luring high school and college-age girls in China with the promise of large payments for their eggs. The procedure can damage the girls’ health and future child-bearing, and the clinics are offering no legal or medical help if complications ensue. For clinics operating on the black market, there is little incentive to […]

UN Human Rights System Becomes Pro-Abortion Echo Chamber
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UN Human Rights System Becomes Pro-Abortion Echo Chamber

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When El Salvador’s turn came up to be assessed by fellow countries on its human rights record, twelve countries criticized its legal protections for unborn children and urged it to permit legal abortion. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process for countries to hold each other accountable for the promises they made by signing […]

UNFPA: Children Have Right to Sex, Drugs, Abortion to Reduce Population
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UNFPA: Children Have Right to Sex, Drugs, Abortion to Reduce Population

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There are more young people in the world now than ever before. According to the United Nations Population Fund’s latest report, this represents an unprecedented opportunity for progress, but only if future generations are smaller. UNFPA’s prescription to ensure a “demographic dividend” includes freely available abortion for adolescents, removing age of consent, drug and prostitution […]

Population Projections Prompt Predictable Panic, Pundits Push Problematic Policies
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Population Projections Prompt Predictable Panic, Pundits Push Problematic Policies

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It’s a familiar ritual. The media response to the latest UN population projections splits between casual interest and panic with a heaping side dish of policy recommendations. To the alarmists, the prospect that population growth may stabilize after the year 2100 instead of before represents a call to action. At a press conference, UN official […]

Addressing Unintended Pregnancies: You're Doing it Wrong
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Addressing Unintended Pregnancies: You’re Doing it Wrong

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The Guttmacher Institute recently announced a study saying that as of 2012, 40% of pregnancies worldwide are unintended, and that this is not much different from 2008. Predictably, they also say that these “findings highlight [the] need for increased investment in contraceptive services.” Let’s break this down point by point: 1) What is “unintended,” exactly? The paper helpfully provides […]

Abortion Promoters Intent on Infiltrating Development Goals
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Abortion Promoters Intent on Infiltrating Development Goals

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The international abortion lobby has experienced twenty years of stalled progress at the UN, but an article by one of its leaders reveals their ongoing efforts to promote their agenda in the upcoming plan for global development. Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition, describes efforts to advance the concept of “sexual and […]

Abortion Advocates Say Social Engineering Trumps Improving Health
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Abortion Advocates Say Social Engineering Trumps Improving Health

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“We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.”  So writes Daniel E. Pellegrom of Pathfinder International in a recent scholarly book marketed to educators, policymakers, and advocates for abortion and other aspects of “reproductive health.” Pathfinder boasts helping the Communist government in Beijing […]

Feminists Battle Population Controllers
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Feminists Battle Population Controllers

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A partnership among abortion backers is showing cracks as feminists in the Global South are pushing back against environmentalists promoting population control measures. During the inaugural meeting of a new U.N. endeavor on the environment, one group took to social media to refute the “dubious linking” between population and climate change, arguing that “population control […]

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