References Abstract Selecting against embryos or foetuses on the basis of predicted disability reinforces the belief that disability is inimical to a worthwhile life. Disability should be understood as just another form of human variation. Reassessment of the crucial elements of the parent—child relationship is fundamental to create a welcoming society for persons with varying abilities.
The five-day session was described as fraught with tension and disagreement because most of the states were "concerned about the economic implications of migration, looking at the effects of remittances," said Mohammad Zia-ur-Rehman, chief executive of leading Pakistani NGO Awaz Foundation.
He said the connection between health and migration was frequently overlooked. In October a high-level dialogue on migration and development will be held that will help lay the foundation for how migration will be incorporated into the post agenda.
The number of internagional migrants reached million inup from million inaccording to U. About half of today's international migrants are women, an extremely vulnerable group, unlikely to receive access to the social and health protections that they need from gender-based violence, unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Member states from South Asia and some Arab nations like Qatar, as well as Nigeria and the Vatican, opposed the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health language in a consensus agreement. I found the coverage of this meeting sparse and confusing. I welcome any better explanation of what happened at this meeting.
Your support today will help improve and save lives in the countries around the world where UNFPA operates. Family Planning Summit Could Mark Turning Point for Maternal Health June 7,Mail and Guardian Enabling women to control the number and spacing of their children is essential to reducing maternal deaths and human misery.
Over million women, mostly in the least developed countries, want to use modern family planning methods but can't access them, facing cultural barriers or family resistance, or not having access to contraceptives, or there is a lack of information or trained workers to give advice.
The summit's aim is to mobilise the political will and extra resources needed to give million more women access to family planning by This ambitious target is one that is desperately needed.
Hundreds of thousands of women continue to die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. This would be a betrayal of the most vulnerable people and communities on our planet and an affront to our sense of justice.
For every mother who dies, 20 more suffer from chronic ill health and disability. Uncontrolled pregnancy has a much wider impact on the life chances of women and their children - and the health and strength of their communities. The Huffington Post said, "If the U. Rather than helping these desperate people - as UNFPA seeks to do - the legislation makes them pawns in a debate over social issues that often seems divorced from reality.
S, money goes to China, and not one dime goes to abortion. Democrats on the committee offered various amendments to allow U. In her reflections, she said: He insisted that his daughters get a good education and he never interfered with my life choices.
The attacks were strongest during the Bush 43 administration years, but we have been attacked all the time, including by feminist groups that fear that UNFPA has 'sold out'".
The attacks come only from the United States. Recent Republican administrations have withdrawn United States funding from UNFPA, citing the "Kemp Kasten Amendment" which was enacted to ensure that no US money goes to any organizations that participates in the management of coercive population policies.
The Bush administration sent a team to China that reached the same conclusion, but that made no difference. It all was the result of the influence of the religious right. They agreed to disagree. It was significant that they opened a channel that would allow them to communicate if times got tough.
On the ground, in many parts of the world, we work all the time with the Catholic Church on common agendas such as ending violence against women. It is important to broaden the base of understanding and support and find ways to support each other.
Some groups still have doubts about UNFPA's commitment and approach and some are uneasy specifically about our effort to work with faith groups, fearing that it signals an erosion in our commitment to human rights.
It absolutely does not. Today, over faith based groups form the Global Network of Faith-based Organizations for Population and Development. It states that abortion should never be a form of family planning and that when family planning services are available and accessible that lowers abortions.
Abortion is a national issue to be decided by national laws and legislations. Where it is legal, it should be done under good medical conditions. Some women's groups approach the issue differently, viewing abortion in the context of a woman's right to choose.
So, though we have many common interests, we deal with them differently. On the more controversial issues, we need to give some more space and time and show mutual respect for our differences. The Future of the International Family Planning Movement July 27,Population Reference Bureau The availability, use, and funding of family planning worldwide has seen a revolution in the last 50 years, dramatically reducing fertility levels and slowing population growth in developing countries.UN News produces daily news content in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and weekly programmes in Hindi, Urdu and Bangla.
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Using the Best Interests Standard to Decide Whether to Test Children for Untreatable, Late-Onset Genetic Diseases. Loretta M. Kopelman - - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (4) – 2D and 3/4D Ultrasound Technology - 2D and 3/4D ultrasound technology Since , there have been advances in ultrasound imaging technology with applications such as two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound scanning, which provides a greyscale image of the detailed internal structures of the foetus.
Laura M. Purdy: “Genetics and Reproductive Risk: Can Having Children be Immoral?” Purdy’s Thesis. In this paper, Purdy argues that in . New Reproductive Technologies in the Treatment of Human Infertility and Genetic Disease.
Lee M. Silver - - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 11 (2). Understanding Risks and Benefits in Research on Reproductive Genetic initiativeblog.com: Laura M.
Purdy. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from initiativeblog.com