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.

UN Human Rights Boss Claims Credit for Judicial Activism and Political Strife on Homosexual Marriage in Costa Rica

The head of the UN human rights office praised the Supreme Court of Costa Rica for judicially imposing homosexual marriage, then claimed credit for the court’s activism in a video message this week.

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World Health Assembly Includes Reproductive Health in COVID-19 Resolution, U.S. Objects

NEW YORK, May 22 (C-Fam) Health ministers from around the world adopted a resolution on health policies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic early this week at the World Health…

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USAID Head to UN Secretary General: Stop Peddling Abortion as COVID-19 Relief

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development told the UN Secretary General to stop treating abortion as “essential” humanitarian relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter is unprecedented in its direct criticism of the UN bureaucracy’s promotion of abortion as humanitarian aid.

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Supreme Court May Strike Down Mexico City Policy After Global Right to Free Speech Case

The U.S. Supreme Court could pave the way for the judicial repeal of the Mexico City Policy if it recognizes a global right to free speech for foreign non-governmental organizations affiliated with U.S.-based organizations.

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How Feminists Are Keeping Abortion on the UN Agenda During COVID-19 Shutdown

Two competing draft resolutions emerged at the UN this week on the impact of COVID-19 on women. One of the main disputes in negotiations is over national prerogatives on abortion.

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UN Disabilities’ Czar Lambasts “Liberal Eugenics” But Promotes Abortion

A UN human rights expert on disabilities criticized “prenatal testing, selective abortion and preimplantation genetic diagnosis” in a report to UN member states, but fell short of calling for an end to the selective abortion of children with disabilities.

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The Coronavirus is Reminding us of Biological Differences Between Men and Women

Despite the tragedy and catastrophe brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is some good that might yet come from it. For starters, the pandemic has reminded us all of…

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Abortion “Essential” in UN’s $2B COVID-19 Funding Plan

Abortion permeates the UN’s just-released funding response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UN Bureaucrats, Europeans Undercut U.S. State Pro-life Laws

In their latest attempt to get around the U.S. democratic process, abortion groups asked an international human rights panel to protect their interests against U.S. pro-life laws and policies.

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Abortion Groups Exploit Coronavirus Pandemic

International abortion groups were quick to seize on the COVID-19 pandemic to call for more funding and fewer restrictions on abortion based on unverifiable claims.

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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)