To reproduce or not to reproduce, and if so how much, that is the question
Alison Reiheld

Over at Foreign Policy recently, philosophers Travis Rieder and Rebecca Kukla engaged in a thoughtful, pleasant, and yet provocative dialogue about reproductive considerations in light of climate change (Rieder, Colin Hickey, and Jake Earl recently published an article about the … Continue reading

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‘Mom, I want to die, you can go in the Canada. I want to die in the snow, you can go, mom, in the Canada.’
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Recent developments in American politics continue to exacerbate the migration on foot of refugees from the US to Canada. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been covering this trend, and we at IJFAB Blog have also been watching. In a new … Continue reading

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International Efforts to Mitigate the effects of Trump’s Expanded Mexico City Policy
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Just a quick update on Trump’s expanded Mexico City Policy AKA the “global gag rule”, which we previously addressed.  The Netherlands are leading an effort to implement a fund which would replace funding stripped from organizations under the expanded U.S. … Continue reading

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It’s Only Words: On Refugees and Liminality
Anna Gotlib

I sit in front of my computer in New York, contemplating how I am going to speak to groups of people about refugees, narratives, and moral luck in two days’ time.  It is not that I am overly worried about … Continue reading

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Not Business As Usual: President Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy with a substantive addition
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On January 23, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump reinstated Reagan’s so-called Mexico City Policy, also known as the “global gag rule.”  In the process, he also added text that makes a substantive change going farther than any U.S. national-level anti-abortion … Continue reading

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A Door Slams in the Night
Kathryn MacKay

Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. – Emma Lazarus I’m writing … Continue reading

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Zika, the film
Patrick J. Welsh

  Courtesy Debora Diniz (University of Brasilia). … Continue reading

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The Zika Outbreak: A Call for Greater International Collaboration
Ruth Macklin

Global concerns about spread of the Zika virus continue to grow. More than 20 countries in Latin America–especially Brazil–as well as Caribbean locations and several states in the U.S. have reported confirmed or suspected cases. Yet, more remains unknown than … Continue reading

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A Few Things Left to Do

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Gender and Inequality: Panel at LSE’s day-long engagement with Thomas Piketty

I was back in London on Monday for a day-long symposium at the LSE on Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century—this time, with Piketty in attendance. At least, he was there after his late Eurostar train got in from Paris. … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of Bioethics at UNESCO

In celebration of the 20th year of its Bioethics Programme, UNESCO has published an edited anthology, Global Bioethics: What For? It is freely available in its entirely online and features short essays by IJFAB advisory board member and one-time guest-contributor Daniel Callahan as … Continue reading

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“Femicide and Impunity: A humanitarian crisis in Central America, and a growing problem worldwide”

This is a reposting of an article from La Via Campensina: International Peasant’s Movement. Please visit their website for more information. El Salvador has had the highest rate of femicide in the world, with 2, 250 femicides between 2010 and 2013. Guatemala … Continue reading

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