CALL TODAY TO SAVE FAMILY PLANNING
A video news report at youtube.com/unfpaasia shows what is at stake in the debate over a law aiming to strengthen reproductive health services in the Philippines, where over half of all pregnancies are unintended. Congressional leaders say the bill will not be considered in the final two weeks of the current legislative session, which resumed January 18. Rep. Edcel Lagman, lead author, has threatened to block action on other priorities if the bill is not debated.
Access to family planning methods would be a great boon to women in other countries. But should it be considered as a way to stop global climate change?
Tomorrow, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear a case involving prosecution of a pregnant, drug-using woman. The case has broad implications for women’s rights in pregnancy and advocates for pregnant women are concerned.
Rick Warren tells Meet the Press he doesn’t take “sides” in political debates; South Korea uses pro-natalist fears to restrict women’s access to abortion.
Progress on health reform legislation forces us to mobilize to prevent passage of the Stupak Amendment. But our next step must be to take stock of why and how we got here in the first place.
Human rights advocates stated that a pledge signed last Friday by religious leaders that they won’t abide by laws supporting gay marriage or abortion “perpetuates the fallacy that equality and religious liberty are incompatible and that civil rights are another burden on religious people.”
Past “population control” efforts often trampled human rights. So talk about condom distribution as causes concern among liberals. Can we overcome history to create new solutions?
All women – whether living with HIV, married, young, transgender, poor, queer – experience their reproductive health in overlapping ways throughout their lives, and reproductive health programs and services should reflect this reality.
ICPD+15 is an opportunity to reflect on public health systems as core social institutions in the face of market failures and inadequacies, including corporate ineptitude in meeting the needs of ordinary people.