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Humanity of Unborn Child Merely “Philosophical,” Human Rights Watch Head Tells Rights Commission 

The leader of one of the world’s top human rights organizations told the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights last week that abortion is a “fundamental right” for “anyone who wants or needs it” and that arguments about the humanity of the unborn are merely “philosophical,” with no place in policy.

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Will Girls’ Education Bill be Scuttled by “Gender” Poison Pill?

Even in a gridlocked and divided Congress, there is bipartisan support for initiatives to improve global health, end violence against women around the word, and improve girls’ access to education.

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Latest UN Figures Show Rapid Global Aging

Even with adjustments for longer, healthier living, the UN’s latest population figures show rapid aging and economic unpreparedness across the globe.

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Despite Increased Support, U.S. Pro-life Diplomacy Bested by EU Opposition

Despite President Trump’s statement at the General Assembly in September, and a growing number of countries supporting U.S. pro-life diplomacy, U.S. pro-life amendments to UN resolutions adopted before Christmas failed by a wide margin.

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International Violence Against Women Bill Would Fund Overseas Abortion Groups

In late November, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), a bill whose previous introductions led to heated debates over issues of abortion and gender.

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5 Best Moments of 2019 for Life and Family

NEW YORK, December 27 (C-Fam) 1. President Trump stands up for the rights of unborn children at the UN General Assembly. The high point in the international campaign to protect…

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5 Worst Moments of 2019 for Life and Family

NEW YORK, December 27 (C-Fam) Even as the U.S. and a coalition of other sovereign nations promoted a strong pro-life agenda at the United Nations in 2019, UN staff and…

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Democrats Fail to Rollback White House Pro-life Foreign Policy in FY2020 Spending Bill

When U.S Congressional leaders agreed to a spending bill package to fund the government and avert a government shutdown, they scuttled proposals from Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that would have undermined U.S. pro-life foreign policy.

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U.S. Funds Still Being Used to Promote Abortion Abroad, Despite Administration’s Pro-life Position

On Tuesday, pro-abortion organization Ipas celebrated Human Rights Day by asking its followers to share a graphic on social media declaring abortion to be a human right. 

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World’s Top Sex Ed Promoter Promises Radical Social Change

A U.S.-based organization with a long history of promoting controversial curricula for children recently rebranded itself, declaring its mission to promote radical social change through sex education.

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Council of Europe Commissar Tries to Halt Slovakia Abortion Ultrasound Bill

A pro-life Slovak bill requiring mothers to see an ultrasound of their babies before an abortion provoked blistering condemnations from Council of Europe officials and abortion groups last week.

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Kenyans Strongly Rebuke UN Agency for Using Africa as a Backdrop to Promote Abortion

The UN population agency’s plans to host a government conference on “sexual and reproductive health” in Kenya backfired this week, as Kenyans fought back attempts to export Western sexual norms in Africa.

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Once More Trump Keeps Abortion Out at UN Security Council

For the second year in a row, the U.S. kept abortion-related language out of a UN Security Council resolution on women in crisis and conflict.

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Senate Leader Pulls Funding Bill that Promotes Abortion and Homosexuality

Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) withdrew the overseas funding bill from a package of appropriation bills this week because of pro-life concerns.

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Pro-Life U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Deep State Attacks

The State Department’s top official for UN affairs will retire next month after five decades of public service, beginning as a combat-decorated Marine, and including U.S. ambassador to the UN in Geneva.

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Major Family Planning Groups Show How They Promote Abortion in Humanitarian Crises

Several major family planning groups recently revealed how they are working to integrate abortion into their humanitarian work. The groups were quite open about this at an event hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington DC.

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Brazilian Prosecutor Takes Aim at World Health Organization Abortion Guidelines

Brazilian prosecutors may launch a criminal investigation into a magazine that promoted illegal abortions based on controversial guidelines from the World Health Organization.

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Court Rules Northern Ireland’s Abortion Restrictions Violate Human Rights Law

A high court judgment in Belfast last week ruled that Northern Ireland’s abortion restrictions are a violation of human rights commitments, further increasing the pressure on the territory, which is part of the U.K., to remove its legal protections for the unborn.

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Nairobi Summit May Claim Abortion as a Humanitarian Right

Nations may pledge to fund abortion in crisis and “fragile” situations at an upcoming UN population conference in Nairobi. This means introducing abortion precisely in those situations where it could most likely endanger women’s health.

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U.S. Coalition Tells UN: “There is no International Right to Abortion”

The United States led a coalition of twenty-one countries to promote pro-life and pro-family international policies and oppose abortion at the United Nations on Monday.

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How President Trump’s Pro-Life Statement at the UN Came About

This week at the opening of the 74thUnited Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump delivered what may be the most pro-life statement any president has ever delivered to the world body.

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Abortion Politics Threaten U.S. Budget Battle

Abortion has roiled the ongoing budget battles in the U.S. Congress.  

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UN Envoy Supports Buying and Selling of Children

A UN representative charged with combatting the buying and selling of children has come out for the buying and selling of children in commercial surrogacy.

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G7 Rejects Abortion Language in Final Communique

G7 leaders of the world’s largest economies rejected the recommendation of an advisory panel that abortion language be included among the group’s final communiques.

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U.S. Sends Official Pro-Life Message to Foreign Governments

The U.S. Government has reached out to foreign capitals to request support for U.S. pro-life efforts at the United Nations. Such a high-level pro-life effort by a U.S. administration is unprecedented.

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