Water, Food, Shelter, Condoms – All are Human Rights says UN
The UN has decreed that contraception is a universal human right.
Letter From Nigeria
A letter to the editor in Nigeria concerning population, birth control and Western condescension.
And in this Corner…
The Philippines is locked in a battle about contraception and a heavyweight has joined the debate.
No food today, but plenty of condoms
I opened the newspaper a couple of weeks ago to read the headline that Australia will be doubling an aspect of its foreign aid to $50 million to assist the poor women of the world. What a wonderful idea. Perhaps the aid will be going towards vital medication to women in Sub-Saharan Africa; perhaps food and vitamins to women in South Asia; or perhaps it will pay for education and training in more effective farming methods? No. The money will go completely towards ‘family planning’. And not just our $50 million, add to that half a billion dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with a total amount from worldwide governments and the private sector of $2.6 billion.
The Muslim World and Contraception
A study of fertility rates in the Muslim world suggests contraceptive use isn’t the reason for fertility declines.
Abortion pill safety concerns ignored and Australian woman dies
Australia has had its first death of a woman using the abortion pill to terminate her pregnancy at home. The Australian confirms that the woman died of sepsis “some days after” having the medical abortion at one of Marie Stopes International Australia’s (MSIA) 14 Australian clinics back in 2010.
Federal abortion funding to be cut in the US?
Over the last 100 years, contraception has been looked to more and more as a way for the world to ‘control’ its population.