Author Archive for Wendy Wright

Child Survival Improves, While Maternal Deaths are Politicized
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Child Survival Improves, While Maternal Deaths are Politicized

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Good news came from UNICEF today. The number of children under age 5 dying globally has dropped nearly in half since 1990. (This, of course, would not include the number of babies who die before they are born.) In 1990, nearly 12 million children died. That dropped to 6.9 million in 2011. UNICEF and the […]

Abortion Drugs Linked to Maternal Deaths in Developing World
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Abortion Drugs Linked to Maternal Deaths in Developing World

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Several new studies have found abortion drugs – touted as a solution to illegal, unsafe abortions – are linked to increased maternal deaths and suffering. One study from Sri Lanka found “in developing countries, [medical abortions] widespread misuse has led to partial or septic abortion thereby increasing maternal mortality and morbidity.” A large study from […]

Eliminating People to Help People?
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Eliminating People to Help People?

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Can a “human-centered approach” to issues include policies with the express purpose of eliminating people? This argument is cropping up, particularly in debates over climate change and now health care. Hard-core believers of climate change have argued that a key way to reduce greenhouse gases is to reduce people. This was rejected most recently at Rio+20 when UNFPA and […]

Gates Family Planning Summit: What Comes Next?
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Gates Family Planning Summit: What Comes Next?

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Pro-life protesters at the Family Planning Summit in London last week signaled that opposition to the multi-billion dollar campaign is not going away. Held on the 100th anniversary of the first eugenics conference in London, the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation harnessed the seats of power – governments, […]

Gates Summit Raises Billions for Abortion Groups
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Gates Summit Raises Billions for Abortion Groups

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“What are women’s attitude toward children,” I asked a representative from a Sierra Leone family planning organization. “Before the war, they were negative. Now they are positive.” “Do they want children?” I clarified. “Yes, they want children. They need to learn their rights. When they learn their rights, they won’t want children.” He was among the select invited to London […]

Gates’ Contraception Summit To Enrich Abortion and Population Control Groups
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Gates’ Contraception Summit To Enrich Abortion and Population Control Groups

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wants to gather commitments of billions of dollars from heads of state and other leaders for contraceptive programs aimed at poor women. The Gates Foundation also wants governments to help overcome what they consider to be “barriers” to contraceptive use such as parental involvement. These efforts will take place […]

Catholic Bishops Question Girl Scouts Programs
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Catholic Bishops Question Girl Scouts Programs

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The Girl Scouts have been criticized for years for its leadership pulling the wholesome organization into the trendy world of sexual and gender activism. The piecemeal flare-ups accumulated until, in 2010, revelation of one incident at the UN (in this Friday Fax, and this one) exposed the whole stinking mess. Now the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is […]

UK Government Funds Forced Sterilizations in India
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UK Government Funds Forced Sterilizations in India

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The British government gave $268 million to the government of India for a program that forcibly sterilizes poor women and men, according to the Guardian newspaper. This news comes as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation prepares to co-host a family planning summit with the British government in London this July. Melinda Gates recently dismissed […]

Aiming at China, Blind Lawyer Forces U.S. to Deal with Forced Abortions
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Aiming at China, Blind Lawyer Forces U.S. to Deal with Forced Abortions

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One man is forcing Hillary Clinton to pay attention to abuses against women. The woman who famously said in Beijing in 1995 that “women’s rights are human rights” has been excruciatingly silent since she’s come into power about one of the worst abuses against women. Mrs. Clinton’s first trip to China as U.S. Secretary of […]

‘Chariots of Fire’ Makes a Comeback – On Stage and in Real Life
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‘Chariots of Fire’ Makes a Comeback – On Stage and in Real Life

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The glorious story of Eric Liddell will soon grace a London stage just as issues of conscience make headlines with Christians defending religious freedom from coercion. Chariots of Fire, the Oscar-winning film of Olympic runner Eric Liddell’s refusal to race on the Sabbath, is being adapted into a play to usher in the 2010 Olympics […]

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day at the UN
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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day at the UN

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A cheerful crowd of young people with Down syndrome and their proud families filled a UN conference room on Wednesday to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Brazil and Poland hosted the event showcasing the achievements of differently-abled people who are allowed to live up to their potential. About 7 million people worldwide have Down syndrome, […]

UN Agencies Fuel Sex Selective Abortions and the Devaluation of Women
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UN Agencies Fuel Sex Selective Abortions and the Devaluation of Women

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The United Nations top agencies are actively promoting two root causes of Asia’s massive gender imbalance, charged an expert on population policies this week during a UN women’s conference. Speaking on a panel during the UN’s annual Commission on the Status of Women, Dr. Susan Yoshihara identified three reasons for the “missing girls” phenomenon in […]

UN Security Guards Confiscate Pro-Life Literature from Students
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UN Security Guards Confiscate Pro-Life Literature from Students

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Youth attending a UN conference on women’s issues this week say UN security officers confiscated their backpacks after discovering pro-life literature. The confiscated materials were petitions to “Stop Sexualizing Children,” and were connected to a UN approved workshop led this week by Dr. Miriam Grossman, a child psychiatrist and author of “You’re Teaching My Child […]

Political Leaders Protect Marriage and Children from Homosexual Demands
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Political Leaders Protect Marriage and Children from Homosexual Demands

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Resistance to the United States’ new foreign policy priority is emerging around the world for the same reasons it has been rejected within the U.S.  Political leaders are holding the line against homosexual/transsexual demands when it comes to marriage and teaching children about homosexual/transsexual activity. Leaders from the United Nations, UK and European Union have […]

Contraception Mandate: Turning America Into Europe
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Contraception Mandate: Turning America Into Europe

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President Obama thought he picked a fight over birth control, one that his re-election campaign quickly touted to his supporters. Instead, he has united Catholics, Evangelicals, those who cherish religious freedom and the right to follow one’s conscience, and those who believe that children are a blessing, not a “punishment” (as Obama once called babies). […]

The Three Deadliest Words in the World: “It’s a Girl!”
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The Three Deadliest Words in the World: “It’s a Girl!”

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It’s a Girl: The Three Deadliest Words in the World is a documentary on the 200 million missing girls in the world today. Aborted, killed after birth or abandoned because they are girls. Deeply-rooted prejudice against girls and ill-conceived government policies against human beings produced this mass slaughter. I haven’t seen the film, but it’s […]

Backlash Begins Against Obama’s LGBT Agenda
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Backlash Begins Against Obama’s LGBT Agenda

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The citizens of several countries are pushing back against President Obama’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender foreign policy imperative. Leaders in El Salvador launched a website on “Obama’s Corrupting Foreign Policy” and are asking the U.S. Senate to reject Obama’s nominee for ambassador to their country. President Obama announced in December that the promotion of […]

Curbing Morning-After Pills to Combat Sex-Selective Abortions
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Curbing Morning-After Pills to Combat Sex-Selective Abortions

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One city in China has introduced a surprising measure to deal with the consequences of the government’s cruel one-child policy.  It’s cracking down on the morning-after pill. Bloomberg reports that on December 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Fuzhou, the capitol city of Fujian Province, ordered pharmacies to register the names, phone numbers […]

How To Magically Make Abortion “Safe”
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How To Magically Make Abortion “Safe”

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What’s worse than being a statistic? Not even being counted. That’s what is likely to happen to a 42-year old woman who, The Age reports, died last week after a legal abortion at a Marie Stopes International clinic in Australia. Since Australia allows abortion, this will fall into the “safe abortion” category by some researchers […]

Salvation Army USA Furious Over International Group’s Abortion Stance
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Salvation Army USA Furious Over International Group’s Abortion Stance

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The U.S. branch of the Salvation Army has quickly distanced itself from the Salvation Army International’s controversial stance on abortion as reported by WND. “When I read [the international group’s position] I was stunned,” Major George Hood, chief communications officer for Salvation Army USA, told WND. The International Social Justice Commission’s position statement “does not […]

The Salvation Army Loses Its Sight
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The Salvation Army Loses Its Sight

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From the time of its founding by William Booth, the Salvation Army sought to help the poor, homeless, destitute and outcast. Booth endured beatings and humiliation for fearlessly proclaiming Christ, Who was born into the world through a poor, homeless, unwed teenager. The Salvation Army loves the unlovely. Which makes the latest news about the […]

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Defends Homeschooling His Kids
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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Defends Homeschooling His Kids

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister and his wife recently decided to homeschool their two sons after noticing that their youngest was falling behind. Critics were quick to complain that this suggests that the public and private schools are inadequate. The Prime Minister’s defense highlights the important role of parents. Andrew Holness became Prime Minister two months ago, […]

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