Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

Stefano Gennarini is the Vice President for Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam).

He represents C-Fam at UN headquarters in New York and researches and writes on international law and policy for C-Fam, advising UN delegations and liaising with pro-family organization around the world. He also oversees the Edmund Burke Fellowship. His reports and commentary have appeared on Breitbart, the Congressional Research Quarterly,The Federalist, First Things, the National Catholic Register, and the Stream. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, NPR, Relevant Radio, the Washington Post and other news outlets. Prior to earning a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, Stefano lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Nigeria, the West Indies, and Israel. He is fluent in Italian and Spanish.

Stefano earned a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School in Indiana in 2011 and was a Blackstone Legal Fellow in 2009. Before attending law school, Stefano trained to be a priest at the Redemptoris House of Formation in London and attended Heythrop College, University of London where he obtained a Bachelor in Theology. While in the United Kingdom, he also gained experience in editing and translations with the Catholic Truth Society (CTS).

Stefano lives in New Jersey with his wife Elizabeth Marie, 3 daughters and 3 sons. He tweets as @prolifesq.

U.S. Fails to Capitalize on Growing Pro-Life Support in UN General Assembly

Despite a growing number of countries supporting U.S. pro-life diplomacy, the U.S. fell short of the votes necessary to add new pro-life protections in UN policy this week in the United Nations General Assembly.

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News Analysis: The Challenges of a Pro-Life Administration at the United Nations

Over the past four years the Trump administration has fought abortion at the UN like no previous Republican administration.

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European Union Humiliates U.S. and Russia at the United Nations

The European Union dominates international social policy, uncontested. It is a reality that the United States and Russia can’t ignore. Earlier today the former sole superpowers were humiliated in a…

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BREAKING: Trump Administration Calls Out Secretary General on Abortion

John Barsa, the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, sent the UN Secretary General scolding UN experts for promoting abortion and urging him to “undertake a course-correction for the greater good of the UN.”

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BREAKING: Trump to Enforce Compliance on Abortion Overseas

Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development John Barsa announced a new effort to enforce abortion-related restrictions on foreign assistance in a press release earlier today.

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Human Rights Council to Review Trump Administration’s Record on Human Rights

The Human Rights Council will review the record of the Trump administration next month.

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LGBT Issues Come Back Hard at UN Negotiations

Countries have witnessed a strong resurgence of LGBT advocacy in UN General Assembly negotiations.

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U.K. Undermines Plan for Women’s Economic Empowerment Over Abortion

The United States launched a global plan for women’s economic development today. A sour note, however, was introduced by the United Kingdom’s attempt to put abortion at the heart of the plan.

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Countries Use COVID-19 to Promote LGBT Agenda with U.S. Support

Thirty governments, including the Trump administration, called on countries to make the specific health needs of homosexual men, transgender individuals, and others who identify as LGBT a priority in government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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China Escalates War of Words at the UN, Tells U.S. to “Pull Back from the Brink”

The war of words between the United States and Communist China continues apace.

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Can Unalienable Rights Be Rescued from Human Rights?, Public Discourse (July 15, 2019)

The International Implications of Overturning Roe v. Wade, Public Discourse (February 22, 2019)

The Conservative Disadvantage, Public Discourse (February 7, 2019)

Abortion: The Original Sin of the United Nations’ Human Rights Project, Public Discourse (January 8, 2019)

Nikki Haley’s Pro-Life Dilemma at the UN, The Stream (June 12, 2018)

The Trump Administration Must Keep Abortion Out of International Law and Policy, Public Discourse (June 4, 2018)

The Future of the Pro-Life Movement is in Africa, Public Discourse (April 12, 2018)

Beyond Roe: A Global Roadmap for the Pro-Life Movement, Public Discourse (February 14, 2018)

How Their Refusal To Tolerate Dissent Is Creating A Global Backlash Against LGBT People, The Federalist (January 11, 2018)

The Problem with Pro-Life “Lite”, The Stream (November 12, 2017)

Rules for (Pro-Life) Radicals, The Stream (November 1, 2017)

What Happened at the Vatican’s Bio-Extinction Conference, Catholic World Report (September 21, 2017)

Can We Stop an International Roe v. Wade?, Public Discourse (September 13, 2017)

And LGBT Roadmap for President Trump, The Stream (July 29, 2017)

Spadaro’s American Christian Straw Man, The Stream (July 21, 2017)

The Paris Accord Epitomizes Why All Bureaucrats Need Term Limits, The Federalist (June 5, 2017)

The Genius of the Mexico City Policy and the Pro-Life Legacy of President Trump, Public Discourse (May 17, 2017)

Population Control Ideologue Paul Ehrlich Speaks at the Vatican, The Stream (February 27, 2017)

We Must Fight the Global War on Marriage, The Stream (October 3, 2016)

One Year Since Obergefell Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, The Stream (June 25, 2016)

Pope Francis and the Human-Rights Issue of Our Time, National Catholic Register (September 25, 2015)

“Reproductive Health” is a Trojan Horse, First Things, First Thoughts (July 1, 2015)

The Wrong Way to Respond to Critics, First Things, Web Exclusives (May 29, 2015)

Allow Abortion—Or You’re Guilty of Torture, First Things, Web Exclusives (May 13, 2014)

A Strong Note of Caution on Reproductive Health and Family Planning, First Things, Web Exclusives (May 16, 2012) (Austin Ruse, co-author)


Training the Next Generation of U.N. Pro-Life Advocates, National Catholic Register (January 19, 2015)

Officials Denounce Claims that Kenyan Vaccine Meant for Population Control, The Washington Times (November 14, 2014)

Weighing a Catholic Change for LGBT and Divorcees, NPR OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook, (October 16, 2014)

U.N. Panel Says Vatican is Lax Over Abusive Priests, New York Times (May 23, 2014)

U.N. Committee to Vatican: Change Church Teaching, National Catholic Register (February 8, 2014)

UN Abuse Report: From Policy to Ideology, (February 6, 2014)


The diffusion of sexual and reproductive rights through the UN human rights framework, in Aleksander Stepkowski (ed.), PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE IN ITS EARLY STAGE: INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATIONS AND MEANS (Peter Lang Editions 2014) (link)