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Publications: Policy Papers

PRI’s Comment on HHS Proposed Rule Revising Title X Regulations to Ensure Compliance with Statutory Requirements on Abortion

On May 22, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) went public with a proposal to revise Title X regulations. The Department’s rule proposal seeks to ensure statutory compliance with the Public Health Service Act which prohibits Title X funds from being “used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning,” (42 U.S.C. 300a–6). The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2018 and HHS received comments on the proposed rule …

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PRI Supports HHS Proposal to “Serve All Americans from Conception to Natural Death”

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the draft proposal for its FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, has recognized the need to protect the health of all Americans “at every stage of life, beginning at conception.” The Department also stated that protecting the health of all Americans from conception to natural death, particularly for the economically disadvantaged, is an essential part of the HHS mission: “A core component of the HHS mission is our …

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PRI “Right to Life” Comment on the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

On October 6, 2017, the Population Research Institute submitted the following policy paper to the United Nations Human Rights Committee. What follows is an excerpt, but you may download the full PDF here. The Population Research Institute (PRI) is grateful for the opportunity to submit to the Human Rights Committee (hereinafter “Committee”) a comment on the revised draft of General Comment No. 36 on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). …

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