Wednesday, May 22 (Washington, D.C.): A coalition of anti-human-trafficking and pro-life organizations will hold a symposium entitled "Human Trafficking and Women and Children's Health" in the Russell Senate Building from noon to 5:00 p.m. The organizers state:
Human trafficking impacts all aspects of the victim's health, but especially gynecological, reproductive, procreative, and other related health issues. In sex trafficking, but also in labor trafficking and domestic servitude, women and girl children endure serious acute and chronic health problems related to pregnancy and childbearing. Sexually transmitted diseases, pelvic inflammatory disease, injuries to reproductive organs, breast and ovarian cysts and cancers are some of the health consequences of human trafficking. In addition, studies show that females have multiple pregnancies, miscarriages, and abortions in trafficking, and that traffickers misuse and abuse contraception, Plan B and RU-486. Substance use and abuse, which are common in human trafficking, also affect pregnancy and childbirth. Finally, studies indicate that thousands of children are born into and raised in trafficking situations in the U.S. today.
While there is little research on this problem, the negative physical, mental and emotional repercussions for such children are considerable and deserve further attention. This half-day event brings together academics, experts, physicians, service providers and survivors of human trafficking to examine the public and private health issues as well as discuss treatment and prevention programs to safeguard at risk women and children. focused on reproductive and procreative health issues including pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, and childbirth in trafficking, all important but neglected aspects of this problem.These topics are particularly critical for us to address, as abortion advocates are pushing for unaccountable online chemical abortion sales and sexual predators have already begun to take advantage.
Wednesday, May 22 (Nationwide): Created Equal is promoting a day of protest against Stericycle, a medical waste hauler that serves abortion facilities. By disposing of the bodies, Stericycle performs a key support function in the abortion industry and allows abortion centers to stay open. More information here.
Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23 (New Orleans): Secular Pro-Life will proudly exhibit at the fourth annual Pro-Life Women's Conference, a little over a month away. If you haven't already purchased your ticket and made travel arrangements, now is the time! Details here.
Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20 (New Orleans): Our friends at Rehumanize International just announced the dates and location for their 2019 annual conference! Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information.