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UN Rights Chief Divides General Assembly on LGBT Rights

Nations celebrated the 50th anniversary of two foundational human rights treaties on Wednesday by alternately praising and criticizing UN human rights chief Zeid bin Ra’ad for using his post to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

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UN Event Shows How Sexual Agenda Tramples Children’s Rights

That all children have a mother and a father is a biological fact. That they have a right to know and be raised by their parents, where possible, is enshrined in the UN’s most widely ratified human rights treaty.

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Europe rejects legalization of surrogacy to protect children’s rights  

Last Tuesday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rejected an attempt to legalize surrogacy throughout Europe.

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UN Appoints Global LGBT Ombudsman, Nations Push Back

The Human Rights Council appointed a prominent gay rights activist as UN ombudsman for LGBT issues last week.

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UN Agencies Enlist African First Ladies to Sanitize “Reproductive Health” and Sex Ed

A recent UN event embodied a decades-long contradiction between UN staff and some UN member states who have opposite understandings of whether the term “reproductive health” includes abortion.

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Historic UN Clash on LGBT Rights Set for November

Supporters of LGBT rights at the UN are preparing for the most important vote on their agenda since 2008.

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Sexual And Reproductive Health Gains Ground in UN Agreement, Family Loses

The family continues to be a sticking point in UN negotiations as Europe and America try to eke out international affirmation of homosexual relations and lay the foundations of an international right to abortion.

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New Sexuality and Gender Scholarship Undermines Global LGBT Policy

A review of more than 200 scientific articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) health undermines common assumptions used in the effort to create international LGBT laws and policies.

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OAS Emerging as Global LGBT Rights Advocate

Last week the main body of the Organization of American States, upon request of the Uruguay mission to the OAS, included remarks from the “2016 Global LGBT(I) Human Rights Conference”, which took place in Montevideo last July.

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Chilean Executive Fast-Tracks LGBT Agenda When International Bodies Won’t

The Government of Chile promised to “promote, advance, and support” the homosexual agenda in an audacious settlement agreement that goes far beyond what the homosexual activists could have ever hoped for from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights where it was reached.

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The Family Hangs in the Balance as UN Conference on Housing Nears

New global plans for urban development may for the first time fail to direct any attention at all to the specific needs of the family as America and Europe try…

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Punish the Rapist, Welcome the Child: Interview

Lianna Rebolledo was 12 years old when two men kidnapped her while she was walking to a local shopping mall. Nine months later she gave birth to a baby girl. Today she travels to shelters all over Latin America giving hope to girls pregnant from rape by sharing her story.

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Annual Review of New UN Goals Underwhelms, Avoids Controversy

Just a year ago nations agreed to massive new set of Sustainable Development Goals that were supposed to transform the way billions of dollars of aid will be spent in the decades ahead.

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Pope’s ‘Ideological Colonization’ Explained in New Book

When Pope Francis spoke to the UN last September he warned about what he called “ideological colonization.” By that he meant the attempt to import or impose a vision of human sexuality at odds with traditional peoples.

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Obama Administration Ramps Up Global LGBTI Activism in Lame Duck

The Obama administration is telling countries to be loud and proud about LGBT issues, especially countries that want to avoid international tension on this subject.

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OAS’ Secretary General to visit Paraguay. Venezuela or LGBT?

Next Wednesday, the Secretary General of the Organization of the American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, will participate in the meeting of the ministers of social development in Asunción. Twenty-four countries…

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LGBT Agenda Advances, Drives Wedge in UN System

The UN Human Rights Council narrowly adopted a resolution establishing the position of “independent expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” with 22 votes in favor, 19 against, and 6 abstentions.

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Violence, Spin, and Abuse of Power at OAS Meeting

For years the head of the OAS bureaucracy has tried to impose abortion and homosexuality throughout the Americas while the people have tried to protect their families and religious liberty. This week at annual meeting in Santo Domingo, the fight literally came to blows.

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Civil Society meetings at the OAS: the uneven fight for life and for family.

The General Assembly (GA) of the Organization of the American States (OAS) regularly includes a whole day program dedicated to the Civil Society representatives. During this day, which precedes the…

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LGBT rights and abortion as a fundamental right: the 46th General Assembly of the OAS.

  The Dominican Republic is about to host the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States (OAS). As observers predicted, this year also the resolutions that the member…

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Paraguay Defies Organization of American States, Defends Unborn and Family

President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay has vowed to fight any threat from the Organization of American States to impose abortion or redefine the family to include homosexual couples.

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Two More Catholic Countries Bow to the Homosexual Lobby

Italy joined the list of countries that provide special protections to same-sex relations this week., through a controversial act of its national legislature.

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Bureaucratic Overreach, also on LGBT Rights, Takes Front Seat at UN General Assembly

The Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations, a group comprising two thirds of the 194 UN member states, delivered a biting reproach to the UN Secretary General and the sprawling…

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Inter-American Court Challenges Costa Rica’s Highest Court of Law on Assisted Reproduction

“Costa Rica cannot prohibit in vitro fertilization (IVF)” according to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The Court held that banning this artificial reproduction technique constitutes a violation of the…

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New Article Reveals Plot to Undermine U.S. Law and Make Abortion Humanitarian Right

Abortion groups and UN bureaucrats are trying to capture humanitarian space to force all humanitarian groups to provide abortions to rape victims in conflict situations.

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