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Growing Abortion Advocacy at the World Health Organization



The World Health Organization (WHO) has long promoted abortion under the premise of health. The WHO has long claimed that legalized abortion is crucial to reducing the prevalence of “unsafe abortion.” For years, the WHO has published clinical handbooks and guidelines instructing health care workers how to perform abortions up to 12 weeks and beyond.[1] For over a decade and half, the WHO has issued policy guidances providing policy makers with recommendations for how to …

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State Department Announces New Plan to Dramatically Expand Mexico City Policy, Defund Pro-Abortion Organizations



Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has approved of the new implementing guidelines for the Mexico City Policy recently reinstated by President Trump earlier this year. The State Department has retitled the policy, calling it the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy. The new implementing guidelines come after President Donald Trump issued a presidential memorandum[1] on January 23rd, 2017 reinstating the Mexico City Policy, a U.S. Government …

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While Admitting Risks, WHO Continues to Recommend Injectable Contraceptives for Women at High Risk of Contracting HIV



Since 1991, numerous studies have shown that injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera may increase women’s risk of contracting HIV. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now changed its recommendations on certain injectable contraceptives in light of mounting evidence and increasing concern. A new guidance statement recently released by the WHO has moved progestogen-only injectable contraceptives from category 1 to category 2 for women at high risk of contracting HIV. A meta-analytical study[1] sponsored by the Population …

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Depo-Provera and HIV



Photo credit: ands456/Getty Images The Issue Injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera increase the risk of HIV transmission. A recent meta-analysis conducted in collaboration with the Population Research Institute reviewed a total of 24 studies published in peer-reviewed journals and found a significant increased risk of acquiring HIV when using Depo-Provera and other injectables. Injectable contraceptives are commonly used worldwide, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa where the prevalence of HIV remains high. International aid programs that are providing …

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The Dangers of the Morning-After Pill | Taking Plan B Too Much



In the mid-nineties, the World Health Organization (WHO) began to realize that increased access to routine methods of contraception led to increased rates of abortion. So a new method of post-coital “contraception” was zealously sought and promoted: the morning-after pill.1 WHO Studies – Is Plan B Bad For You? Despite subsequent WHO studies which described routine post-coital contraception as “unsuitable primarily because of the high incidence of cycle disturbances,”2 efforts to approve and market MAP …

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The Dangers of Manual Vacuum Aspiration



June 25, 2002 Volume 4/ Number 14 Dear Colleague: One of the most common methods of abortion in the developing world is Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA). Not only is this method of abortion immoral, it is extremely unsafe for women. Today, the international abortion movement seeks to expand the number of abortions performed worldwide under the guise MVA “care for miscarriage.” But, as medical evidence shows, MVA—even when used for legitimate miscarriage care—is so substandard …

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