Communities of faith and the global family planning movement: friends or foes?

  • Rebecca Grace Oas Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)

Abstract

Within the Christian community, diverse views exist on the theological and moral dimensions of family planning, and specifically of contraception. Discussion of these issues frequently focuses on the family planning as a collection of methods and commodities used to space or limit pregnancies.   Often missing from the discussion is the notion of family planning as a social and political movement, and the degree to which this movement’s philosophy and goals are compatible with Christian theology. Nevertheless, faith-based aid organizations, including those with no objection to contraceptive use, must seriously grapple with the moral and practical implications of partnering with the institutions of the global family planning movement.

Author Biography

Rebecca Grace Oas, Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)

Rebecca Oas is the Associate Director of Research for the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) in New York City.  Before joining C-Fam, Rebecca earned her doctorate in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Emory University.  She has written for Human Life International as a Fellow of HLI America and is currently serving as a Contributing Editor for HLI.  Rebecca is a graduate of Michigan State University and currently lives in Queens, New York.

Published
2017-07-07
How to Cite
OAS, Rebecca Grace. Communities of faith and the global family planning movement: friends or foes?. Christian Journal for Global Health, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 3-9, july 2017. ISSN 2167-2415. Available at: <http://journal.cjgh.org/index.php/cjgh/article/view/183>. Date accessed: 20 july 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v4i2.183.
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