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Secretary General Backdoors Abortion, LGBT Rights into UN Humanitarian Goals

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s grand plan to tackle the global humanitarian crisis and achieve recently adopted new UN development goals includes abortion and LGBT rights.

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UN Human Rights Chief Scolded for Denying Rights to Disabled Babies

Diplomats rebuked the UN human rights chief this week for demanding countries respond to the Zika virus by legalizing the killing of disabled unborn babies.

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What No Ones Talking about at the Family Planning Conclave

Nothing, not even a hurricane, will stop family planning advocates from the mission at hand – reducing the number of children among poor women – even if it means promoting…

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Contraceptive Spin Machine Takes On Family Planning “Myths”

When it comes to family planning and international policy, there is no shortage of myths. According to the most recent figures from UNFPA and the Guttmacher Institute, 225 million women…

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UNFPA Claims Concern About Decline in Donations

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is worried about a steep decrease in donations in the last two years, according to a UNFPA official speaking at a private meeting at UN headquarters this week.

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Abortion Groups Battle to Re-Gain Lost Ground in UN Development Goals

After losing UN policy space they dominated during the past decade, abortion groups are trying once more to cannibalize the attention devoted to maternal health in UN policy.

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Irish Judge Says Abortion Restrictions Violate Human Rights

A stunning ruling from a court in Northern Ireland declared that the country’s protective abortion laws violate a European human rights treaty.

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FY16 Omnibus: US Foreign Assistance Should Assist — Not Limit Births or Push Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

 The letter below from C-Fam president Austin Ruse was sent to Congressional leaders regarding funding for overseas family planning within the FY2016 omnibus spending package. We ask leadership to consider…

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Gates Foundation Suspected of Forcing Dangerous Contraceptive on Africans

HIV/AIDS and women’s health advocates are criticizing a recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the safety of a controversial contraceptive favored by the Gates Foundation. Depo-Provera is a long-acting contraceptive distributed to poor women in the U.S. and through foreign aid programs.

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Expanding Acronyms Threaten Maternal and Child Health

In recent decades, the relatively simple and appealing concept of maternal and child health (MCH) has ballooned into a far broader and more convoluted agenda: sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, with an unwieldy acronym to match: SRMNCAH.

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UN Agencies Try to Evade Oversight in Crafting New Global Measurements

UN bureaucrats and agencies trying to bypass the oversight of UN member states are beginning to meet resistance as they craft an influential set of statistical indicators to track progress on a new UN development scheme that will impact every country and cost billions of dollars.

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Drowning in Alphabet Soup

Why rapidly expanding acronyms are not the best prescription for global maternal health Earlier this year, the World Health Organization issued a report titled “Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality…

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FDA Blasts, WHO Downplays, Risks of Depo-Provera Contraceptive

A week before a huge global family planning conference in Indonesia, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a short statement reiterating its position that injectable contraceptives are safe – for any duration – even for adolescents despite being linked to progressive bone density loss and other harmful side effects.

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UN Agency Includes Ten Year Old Boys in Definition of Gay Behavior

The UN family planning agency (UNFPA) drifted further into controversial territory with a new report on HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men – and boys.

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UN Data Backs Pope on Abortion and Contraception, Climate Alarmists Disappointed

The UN population division agrees with Pope Francis. More contraception will not stop climate change.

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Second Source Confirms Obama Intends to Force Federal Grant Recipients to Accept LGBT Applications

A second source has come forward to confirm earlier Friday Fax reporting that the Obama administration intends to force Catholic and other Christian groups to accept LGBT applicants in hiring.

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Planned Parenthood Skirts Laws Around the Globe

For over two decades, the UN has maintained a compromise: abortion is not a human right, but where it is legal, it should be safe – at least, for the mother.

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The Pursuit of the Unwanted, part 1

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, said that her guiding principle was that “every child should be a wanted child.”   In response, pro-life activists have said, “there are no…

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Girl Exploited by Amnesty Int’l Names Baby “Miracle”

  The young mother named her baby “Milagros.” That is Spanish for Miracle. Amnesty International wanted the baby aborted. The brave girl in Paraguay was allegedly raped by her stepfather,…

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Amnesty Credits UN for Pro-Prostitution Policy

Amnesty International voted Tuesday to urge the decriminalization of all aspect of the sex trade, and said the new policy was based on input from the World Health Organization and UN Women.

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Amnesty Cites Disability Rights for Legalizing Prostitution

Two decades after the movie “Pretty Woman” glamorized prostitution, Hollywood stars are teaming up with ex-prostituted women to convince a human rights group not to advocate for legalizing prostitution.

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WHO Seeks To Expand Dwindling Pool of Abortionists

In a newly released paper, the World Health Organization complains there is a critical shortage of trained abortion providers, particularly in the developing world – and urges that medical standards be relaxed to allow lower-level health workers to perform abortions and limit their ability to conscientiously object.

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Kenyans Tear Down Pro-Abortion Message Prior to Obama’s Visit

In advance of President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya, the dissident abortion group Catholics for Choice, bought a billboard with the message for Obama to strike down the U.S. law that forbids taxpayer money paying for abortions overseas.

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Senate Committee Votes to Maintain Funding for Overseas Abortion Groups

WASHINGTON DC, July 17 (C-Fam) The U.S. foreign aid policy blocking funding for groups that perform or promote abortion overseas has long been a political football, alternately instated and rescinded…

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Pope’s “Climate Change” Letter Brandished at UN, Its Condemnation of Abortion Ignored

Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment made an impact on UN negotiations this week. In their rush to emphasize its comments on climate change, those wielding the document obscured the letter’s condemnation of abortion and population control.

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