Virginia’s Republican governor Bob McDonnell recently removed sexual orientation as a class protected from employment discrimination and wants to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. Blue Dog Democrats are partly to blame.
An African leader breaks the silence on sex, culture, and human rights, and asserts that Africans together need to foster a generation of young people that is empowered with knowledge, and that values such as honesty, responsibility and service, in order to make safe and responsible choices about their sexuality.
The Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad in which Tim and Pam Tebow and star is certainly not the first time Tebow has worn religion on his sleeve – or in this case, under his eyes. A religion scholar analyzes his own feelings about Tebow’s choice.
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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.”