Water, Food, Shelter, Condoms – All are Human Rights says UN

Marcus Roberts | 15 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: aid, contraception, UN
The UN has decreed that contraception is a universal human right.

Women Speak For Themselves - the faces

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, Women Speak for Themselves
American women are speaking up in increasing numbers for freedom of conscience in healthcare .

Catholic women and that other contraceptive mandate

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, natural family planning
Why do so many church-going women reject Catholic teaching on family planning? At last someone has asked them.

Letter From Nigeria

Marcus Roberts | 03 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, Melinda Gates, Nigeria, population control
A letter to the editor in Nigeria concerning population, birth control and Western condescension.

Who speaks for women?

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 August 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: birth control, contraception, Helen Alvare, HHS mandate, We Are Women, Women Speak for Themselves
Now that’s become a very interesting question.

Be fruitful and multiply and have 1.7 kids ... and a dog?

Allan Carlson | 17 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, Evangelical Christians, Protestantism
Luther regarded contraception as among the most wicked of sins. So why had nearly all Protestant denominations embraced the practice by the 1970s?

And in this Corner…

Marcus Roberts | 15 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, Manny Pacquiao, Philippines, population growth
The Philippines is locked in a battle about contraception and a heavyweight has joined the debate.

IUDs: the final solution for teen pregnancy?

Mariette Ulrich | 10 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, teenage pregnancy
Teenage pregnancy rates have declined by 40 per cent since 1990. Abstinence and the pill are both claimed to have played a role. But for those who use neither, certain experts propose a solution that takes the decision out of their hands. Doesn't this show more clearly than ever before the disregard for human dignity in the contraceptive approach?

Unintended, but not unwanted

Mariette Ulrich | 04 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, unintended pregnancy
What do you do when people are choosing not to plan their pregnanies? Is choice a virtue in itself, or does it matter what choices people make?

No food today, but plenty of condoms

Bernard Toutounji | 02 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, family planning, fertility
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

Marcus Roberts | 01 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, fertility rates, Melinda Gates, Muslim World
A study of fertility rates in the Muslim world suggests contraceptive use isn't the reason for fertility declines.

An unmet need for sound thinking

Michael Cook | 13 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, economics, family planning, Harvard
Melinda Gates, one of the world's richest women, and the British government, organised a family planning summit in London this week. They should have done their homework first.

Contracepting America: the real war on women

Michael Giesler | 12 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, HHS mandate
Catholic institutions are suing the Obama administration over its contraception mandate. A Catholic priest explains why the Church opposes the pill.

White House in PR bid over contraceptive mandate

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion supporters, contraception, morning after pill, White House
Another live-streamed event is due to take place in the US in a few more hours, and this time it’s from the Obama administration, defending their beleaguered birth control mandate.

Melinda Gates, “practising Catholic”, on birth control

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, Gates Foundation
Melinda Gates was holding forth at a conference in Berlin earlier this month about the necessity of universal access to contraception in the developing world.

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