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Topics: Natural Family Planning

Cyclebeads: The UNFPA Discovers Natural Family Planning, Sort Of



  24 September 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 39 Cyclebeads: The UNFPA Discovers Natural Family Planning, Sort Of In an apparent break with its pill-pushing past, the UNFPA has begun promoting a natural method of birth regulation. To avoid confusion with (or to avoid giving credit to?) Natural Family Planning, which is so closely identified with the Catholic Church, they call it “Cyclebeads.” Cyclebeads consists of a string of plastic beads, each color-coded to represent …

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An Open Letter to Henrietta Fore, USAID Administrator



Dear Ms. Fore, Last November, you were confirmed to head our multi-billion dollar foreign aid agency. You are committed, you tell us, to “serv[ing] the people who have the least hope, opportunity and prosperity, and who want to build their lives, their nations and their futures,” These are laudable goals, but ones which are undermined by certain practices of the fertility reduction programs that USAID continues to have in place. First, let me say that …

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An Open Letter to Henrietta Fore, USAID Administrator



07 April 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 14 Dear Colleague, The days of the Bush administration are coming to an end. What remaining good can those who are well-disposed towards life and family do before they turn in their keys? Steven W. Mosher An Open Letter to Henrietta Fore, USAID Administrator Dear Ms. Fore, Last November, you were confirmed to head our multi-billion dollar foreign aid agency. You are committed, you tell us, to “serv[ing] …

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What Women Want (Hint: Not Reproductive Health Care)



29 November 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 44 Dear Colleague, The evidence overwhelmingly suggests that the supposed beneficiaries of reproductive health programs are clamoring for anything but "reproductive health care." It is only by arrogantly rejecting the real health and other needs of poor women-as the women themselves express them-that priority can be given to fertility control. Steven W. Mosher What Women Want (Hint: Not Reproductive Health Care) Pat McEwen was visiting the small village …

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The Apostle of Life: Father Paul Marx, OSB



By Steven W. Mosher _ Join us in celebrating the life of our Founder and Chairman on his 60th anniversary of priestly ordination. I owe Father Marx many debts. He helped to bring me into the pro-life movement, the most important social movement in the world today. He helped to bring me to Christ and into the Catholic faith — so I owe him the debt of my soul. He taught me the link between …

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Help for Families in the Americas and Beyond



July 14, 2006 Volume 8, Number 27 Help for Families in the Americas and Beyond Dear Colleague: For 30 years, Family of the Americas Foundation has spread practical knowledge about life and procreation around the world. Steven W. Mosher President Governments around the world extract from their peoples billions of dollars annually to promote birth control. People are told that they shouldn’t have more than one or two children and are continually propagandized to use …

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The New Anti-Life Counter-Attack



June 16, 2006 Volume 8 / Number 23 Dear Colleague: Opponents of life have found a new weapon to undermine pro-life credibility. Steven W. Mosher President The New Anti-Life Counter-Attack Perhaps due to deepening desperation as pro-life attitudes continue to gain traction in America and other English-speaking countries, the New York Times has seized upon a novel weapon in this culture war.  The old Grey Lady and the many pundits, politicians, bloggers, and ordinary Americans who …

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President’s Page: Europe’s Demographic Winter



As I write, I am packing my bags for the British Isles. By the time you read this, we will have held a Family Life International conference in London on April 29th, and will have followed up with an event in Dublin on May 3rd. The theme of my talks, appropriately enough for European audiences, is the demographic winter that is descending upon that dying continent. Europe, I will tell them, is almost lost. Troubles …

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