SOCIAL JUSTICE REQUIRES FAMILY PLANNING

March 9, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

SOCIAL JUSTICE REQUIRES FAMILY PLANNING

See original/source content: http://www.populationconnection.org/social-justice-requires-family-planning/

 

What do poverty elimination, gender equality, and educational and health equity have in common? None of them can be fully realized until everyone around the world has the ability to plan their pregnancies. In other words, social justice requires universal access to family planning.

 

And what better time to reflect on this crucial link than today, February 20-the United Nations-designated World Day of Social Justice.

 

You see, people who can’t access modern contraception-and, in turn, aren’t able to choose whether and when to have children-are less likely to reach their full potential. An unplanned pregnancy can severely hamper a person’s ability to get an education, obtain economic security, and, in the worst case, maintain good health. Not surprisingly, it’s women and girls who bear the brunt of these devastating consequences.

See original/source content: http://www.populationconnection.org/social-justice-requires-family-planning/

 


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