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Despite Big Tech Resistance U.S. House Passes Bill to Allow Prosecution of Trafficking Websites

An ever-growing outcry from lawmakers, civil society, survivors and activists prompted the passing of an anti-trafficking bill on Tuesday in the House of Representatives ending impunity for websites that participate in sexually exploiting women and girls.

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UN Commission on Women Headed for Deadlock

Because of controversial ideas, two years ago the Commission on the Status of Women failed to agree to a final document. The same outcome now haunts this year’s Commission set to begin in mid-March.

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State Department Finds Overwhelming Acceptance of U.S. Abortion Funding Restrictions

A State Department report released yesterday found wide acceptance of the expanded Mexico City Policy which blocks funding for foreign groups performing or promoting abortion overseas.

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Critics Admit Mexico City Policy is Effective

Some of President Donald J. Trump’s harshest critics admit that his reinstatement and expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy has been highly effective in advancing the United States’ moral influence to curb the international abortion lobby.

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UN Agency Defies General Assembly, Promotes “Comprehensive Sexuality Education”

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNSECO) published a new technical guidance on “Comprehensive Sexuality Education,” over the recent objections of UN member states to this kind of sex education.

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Dutch Abortion Advocate Was Not Invested in Papal Order

When the Dutch government traded honors and awards with Vatican officials last June, the Vatican officials did not announce the Dutch government was thereby approving and honoring the pro-life and pro-family teachings of the Catholic Church.

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How Abortion Pills Upend the Politics and Practice of Abortion

Since the dawn of the abortion movement, activists insisted that abortion should be solely the concern of a woman and her doctor. 

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Pope Francis Decries Ideological Colonialism Before World’s Diplomats

Pope Francis highlighted the right to life, the need to protect the family, and the dangers of “ideological colonialism” in his annual address to the diplomatic corps of the Holy See.

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New Abortion Estimates From India Prompt Renewed Push to Liberalize Law

A recently-released study estimates that abortion in India is twenty times higher than previous estimates—15.6 million children aborted in 2015 alone.

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Five Best Moments for Life and Family at the UN in 2017

The pro-life and pro-family fight at the UN is always difficult. But even with our political and financial disadvantage our team has been able to consistently deliver victories for life and family.

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General Assembly Rejects Humanitarian Abortion

In a major setback to machinations of the UN bureaucracy and abortion groups to make abortion a humanitarian right, the UN General Assembly declined to endorse abortion as an essential part of emergency humanitarian response earlier this month.

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Worst Moments for Human Life and the Family at the UN in 2017

Of many bad moments for the unborn child and the natural family, five stand out in 2017.

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Guatemala Supreme Court Strikes Down UNFPA Pro-Abortion Manual

A scathing sentence of the Supreme Court of Guatemala on December 8 ordered government officials to withdraw a controversial pro-abortion human rights manual prepared with the help of the UN Population Fund.

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Editorial: The International Stillbirth Scandal

Every day somewhere in the world 800 women and 7000 children die in childbirth. This tragedy has rightfully garnered attention at the highest levels at the UN.

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Nations Speak Out for Life and the Family in UN Human Rights Mechanism

For decades, powerful bureaucrats and wealthy donor countries have used the UN human rights system to push a controversial abortion and “sexual rights” agenda on traditional countries.

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Senators, Foundations, Columbia University Team Up Against Trump Pro-life Protections

Last week four U.S. Senators and Columbia University joined the movement to derail President Trump’s overseas pro-life protections.

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Opinion: The Cost of Compromise and the Dividends of Defiance at the UN

Last week the Africans threw a wrench into the machinations of the UN system when they inserted amendments recognizing parental guidance in sex education in three resolutions about children.

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UN Women Goes to Washington in Search of Funds

The head of UN Women lobbied lawmakers in Washington D.C. recently for more funding, even as others work to defund the billion dollar-a-year-agency for its controversial stand on abortion.

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Lecture on “She Decides” Fund Reveals Effectiveness of U.S. Mexico City Policy

A European fund established this year to undermine the pro-life U.S. Mexico City Policy might end up vindicating it.

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Dangerous Abortion Drug Pulled in France Still Pushed on Global South

France announced its intention to withdraw the drug Cytotec from its market by March 2018 after reports of hemorrhaging, ruptured uteruses, and birth defects from off-label use for labor induction and abortion. 

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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.

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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.

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Another UN Committee Says Abortion May be a Right, but not on Basis of Disability

The UN committee that monitors compliance with the Disabilities Convention stated that nations must provide access to abortion as a human right, but that they should not do so on the basis disabilities alone.

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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.

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The Resurgence and Rebranding of Population Control

Population control proponents have found a way to regain some of their respectability in the public square by using the framing and metrics of family planning advocates. But the tactic requires dubious metrics and raises a host of ethical questions.

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