Yesterday, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development convened for the 42nd time at UN headquarters here in New York. The Head of the US delegation, Margaret J. Pollack, announced the US’s continuing support of the ICPD’s goals, “most particularly universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and the protection and promotion of reproductive rights.”
Thinking about addressing overpopulation as a critical environmental issue is helpful to the argument for reproductive rights.
Last night the television show Boston Legal attempted to address parental consent laws for abortion. Let me just say that to root a story about abortion on the perspectives of two older men is, well, interesting.
Tragic news of children sickened by poisoned milk in China raises questions not only about its product safety system but about why infants in China are fed formula at all.
The US government has ordered the six African nations to halt the supply of USAID-provided contraceptives and services to the international reproductive health organization Marie Stopes International.
Behind the Olympic spectacle, what is the reality in China for women, their health, reproductive rights, and human rights?
I’m always amused when anti-choice bloggers scream about hyberbole and exaggeration, concepts they practically invented. Suzanne at Big Blue Wave doesn’t understand the nuance of Jill at Feministe and her comparison of anti-choice policies in the U.S. and China. Suzanne rails about liberal hyperbole and cites example after example of how pro-lifers have stood up against China’s one-child policy. That wasn’t the point, forced pregnancy is no different than limiting the number of children, both policies ignore the mother’s wishes, and both policies undermine democracy and pluralism.
Rep. Crowley has introduced a bill calling for UNFPA funding and presidential accountability for refusing to release these congressionally appropriated funds—as Pres. Bush has done for the past six years.
Mao Hengfeng continues to speak out against China's restrictive one-child policy, despite harassment and arrest. Her incredible story is one for the books.