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Rebecca Project Board Secretary Rev. Dr W. Randy Short
Abby Martin talks to Randy Short, President of the Anti Depo-Provera Clergy Coalition, about the dangers associated with administering this form of birth control, and his view that the drug is being used as a form of modern-day eugenics against minority populations. 

Abortion Advocates Intimidate Witnesses and Cover Up Contraception Scandal
WASHINGTON, DC, December 6 (C-FAM) A human rights defender is accusing abortion activists of intimidating witnesses to cover up lethal side effects and unethical medical trials of a long-lasting contraceptive injected in women in Africa.
Just before a scheduled hearing this week in the U.S. Congress that could lead to policy change in U.S. international family planning programs, Rebecca Project executive director Imani Walker, succumbeing to pressure from Planned Parenthood, seized the computer from one of the key witnesses, Rebecca Project policy director Kwame Fosu, and sent emails to congressional staffers announcing he had been terminated, Fosu told the Friday Fax in an exclusive interview. 

Group Accuses Gates Foundation, USAID of Hiding Injectable Contraceptive Dangers
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of impoverished women and girls in both the U.S. and Africa are not being told about dangerous side effects associated with a contraceptive injection that is heavily promoted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), USAID, Planned Parenthood and a collection of “racist” family-planning groups, a human-rights report alleges.

Attempt to Conceal Leaked Documents on Gates/USAID Contraception Fails
 WASHINGTON DC, January 10(C-FAM) Lawyers for US agencies have failed in an initial attempt to force a watchdog group to remove leaked documents from the group’s website. The documents describe studies showing complications of a long-lasting contraception heavily backed by the agencies and the Gates Foundation for use by African women.

The US agencies are accused of attempting to conceal their knowledge of studies showing women using the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera are at higher risk of acquiring HIV.

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The Rebecca Project's work is driven by our parent- advocates.  Our grassroots leaders utilize diverse advocacy and outreach methods to educate the public and policymakers about the real issues vulnerable families face.  You will find press releases, invitations, event descriptions and articles about the following:
  • Leadership and advocacy training for parents in recovery
  • Crossing the River workshop
  • Site visits
  • Educational briefings
  • Forums
  • Parent-advocates testify as experts

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Jillian Chmiel
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