Saint Lucia/Africans Put Parental Rights Back in UN Sex Ed Policy
Parental authority made a comeback in three UN resolutions about children this week, something thought impossible just a year ago.
Porn Epidemic Hampers Fight Against Child Pornography
The widespread use and legality of pornography is making it harder for law enforcement to combat child pornography. Europeans opposed the term “child pornography” in UN negotiations this month because of a movement to distance child pornography from adult pornography.
Trump Blocks International Support for Abortion Groups at G7 Meeting
The Trump administration is blocking political and financial support for abortion groups in the highest echelons of international diplomacy, including the most recent G7 and G20 meetings.
Rules for (Pro-Life) Radicals
Jesus was not a politician, but he understood the most important rule of politics. “He who is not with me is against me” (Mt 12:30). Many of his present-day followers,…
UN Human Rights Committee Formally Excludes Unborn Child from “Right to Life”
Despite pleas from more than one hundred governments and pro-life organizations, including the United States and Poland, the UN Human Rights Committee has excluded unborn children from the right to life in international law this week in Geneva.
Retiring UN LGBT Czar Bids Farewell to General Assembly, Walks Back Talk of Censorship
The first and only UN human rights post on LGBT issues is suddenly vacant following the premature retirement of Thai law professor and LGBT activist Vitit Muntarbhorn hardly a year into his first term.
Human Rights Chief Stays Silent on LGBT Rights as His Term Expires
Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN’s top human rights official, was conspicuously silent about LGBT issues when he addressed the General Assembly on Monday.
Pro-Lifers Barrage UN Committee in Protest
The United States, Poland, and more than one hundred other governments and non-governmental organizations barraged the UN Human Rights Committee with briefs, pleading them not to declare abortion a human right.
Vatican Academy “Rethinks” Pro-Life, Will Focus on Social Justice
After a year of turmoil and speculation about its future, the Pontifical Academy for Life is holding its first plenary session at the Vatican.
U.S. President Asks the UN, “Are We Still Patriots?”
President Trump’s first UN speech to the General Assembly on Tuesday caught world leaders off guard and challenged seemingly unassailable attitudes about international cooperation.
ESSAYS AND COMMENTARY
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)
IN THE NEWS
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, Zenit.org (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)