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Should Religion Be Protected from Criticism?

Religion can be a positive force pointing us toward concern for out fellow human beings and respect for all people and the planet. It can also be a scourge upon the land. Examples of both types abound.

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The Yanks Are Coming — Back

At the moment the Obama administration’s decision to seek a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council grabbed headlines, the U.S. quietly took the reins on the most important human rights issue for humanity’s future: sexual and reproductive rights.

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Latin American Leaders Urge Obama to Implement Cairo Actions

Last week, 1,600 women from all over Latin America came together to ask President Obama to ensure the implementation of the Cairo Program of Action.

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Latinas Demand Governments Do More to Keep Promises

Brave women and men at the Commission on Population and Development reminded governments that 15 years ago 179 nations committed to making the health and rights of women and young people central to global family planning policies.

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The CPD Roller Coaster

While the final Commission on Population and Development Resolution presented some problematic language regarding adolescents, it spoke out strongly for women’s reproductive freedom.

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Governments Support, Denounce Family Planning at Commission on Population and Development

At the Commission on Population and Development, Norway and South Africa take strong stands on the importance of safe abortion in addressing maternal mortality rates.

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US at the UN: Strong Support for Family Planning

Margaret Pollock, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration, Department of State and head of the U.S. delegation, delivered the much anticipated U.S. statement to the Commission on March 31.

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Getting Back On the UN’s Good Side

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.”

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Roundup: US Stands Strong for Reproductive Health at UN

US makes strong statement for reproductive health at the UN; New York City speakout on women’s health needs tonight; anti-choice legislation dies in Montana; sex ed reform, for the better?

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From Ugly American to American Idol

Yesterday at the UN, the United States made a strong statement about the importance of comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health services.

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