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Beijing + 15: A Planned Parenthood Planet



In the upcoming two weeks, government leaders, women’s rights activists, and noted population control organizations will gather in New York City. They have one main objective: to double the current spending “on family planning and maternal health programmes in developing nations.” Vol. 12/No. 7 A clock is ticking. As the UNFPA checks the hour, every second is to them a woman without contraception, every minute an abortion unperformed. And 2015, the deadline for the Beijing …

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News from Latin America: How to Sell Out Your Country With Just One Word



The new constitution equates “treaties” and “international human rights instruments” in ways that would make New York lobbyists proud. The second chapter of article 417 of the recently approved Constitution of Ecuador reads: “The international treaties ratified by Ecuador will be subject to the established tenets of the Constitution. In the ease of treaties and other international human rights instruments, these principles will be understood to be pro-human, non-restricting of rights, of direct applicability and …

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How to Sell Out Your Country With Just One Word



13 October 2008 — Vol. 10/ No. 43 The second chapter of article 417 of the recently approved Constitution of Ecuador reads: “The international treaties ratified by Ecuador will be subject to the established tenets of the Constitution. In the case of treaties and other international human rights instruments, these principles will be understood to be pro-human, non-restricting of rights, of direct applicability and of open clause in the Constitution.” Notice how “international treaties” and …

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Experiencing Humanity: Grassroots Films Reminds Us of Why We Fight



  24 March 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 12 EXPERIENCING HUMANITY: GRASSROOTS FILMS REMINDS US OF WHY WE FIGHT I’m sitting at a worn desk in the headquarters of Grassroots Films in Brooklyn, NY. Humming Macs surround me as the company dog, a sand-colored mutt named Daisy, wanders aimlessly around my feet. Across the desk, Michael Campo is describing the experience of visiting a leper colony in Ghana. “At first I was a little afraid, …

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Global Monitor: Abortion in America



The Centers for Disease Control recently came out with their data concerning the number and characteristics of women getting abortions in the United States. The report, covering the year 2004 (the most recent year their data covers), showed a very slight decline in the abortion rate of 1.1 percent from 2003. Still. Americans committed 839,226 legal murders on the innocent unborn in the 47 reporting states, Washington D.C., and New York City. Where was the …

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