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Tanzania President Suspends U.S. Family Planning Advertising

Last week the Tanzanian government suspended family planning advertisements funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) while the program is reviewed for its population control motives.

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Hungarian Leader Rallies Christians, Gives EU Elites Indigestion

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán appears to relish giving indigestion to elites of Western Europe and the European Union.

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UN Event Highlights Challenges, Hopes for Families in Migration and Urbanization

As the United Nations Commission on Population and Development turns its focus to migration and urbanization, a high-level event this week turned the spotlight to the way family integrity—or breakdown—affects and is affected by pervasive population trends.

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Christians Protest UNICEF for “Sexualizing” Children

Fifty angry Christians picketed UNICEF’s office near the UN during the just-completed Commission on the Status of Women, a UN conference where pro-lifers won a major victory.

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U.S. Delegation to UN Conference Faces Intimidation Campaign

The world’s top abortion and LGBT activist groups have joined forces to stop the Trump administration from implementing its international pro-life agenda at the UN women’s conference in New York. 

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UN Panel Condemns “Prenatal Genocide” of Children with Down Syndrome

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UNESCO Pushes Controversial Sex-Ed Rejected by General Assembly

UN staffers are making bold claims about the effectiveness of their latest efforts to initiate the world’s children to the mysteries of sex, even though their controversial sexuality education programming has been rejected by the UN General Assembly.

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Abortion May be Downplayed in U.S. Human Rights Report, Feminists Angry

Feminists and gays are up in arms about reported changes to the annual U.S. State Department report on human rights.

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Oxfam Scandal Part of Wider Sexual Abuse Cover-up

The elite UK-based aid organization Oxfam has admitted to hosting lavish parties and hiring prostitutes for humanitarian aid workers in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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Opinion: Who Will Fight for the Family at the UN?

Even on the seventieth anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Commission on Social Development did not refer to the family as “natural and fundamental group unit of society, entitled to protection by society and the state” at its annual session this week.

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Inter-American Human Rights Court Tries to Impose Homosexual Marriage on Entire Continent

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights published a much-anticipated advisory opinion earlier this month that says homosexual marriage and transgender identity change are human rights in the American Convention on Human Rights.

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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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New UNICEF Chief Raises Hopes, Questions About Pro-life Stance

The Trump administration “welcomed” UNICEF’s new executive director, appointed on Monday, raising hopes, and questions, about whether the new chief will embrace the administration’s pro-life stance.

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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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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.

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Under Pressure, Tech Giants Drop Opposition to Anti-Trafficking Bill 

A bill to protect minor girls from sex traffickers who sell them online is a step closer to becoming law after Google and other giant tech companies reversed course this week and dropped opposition.

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UNFPA Annual Population Report: From Paternalism to Ventriloquism

Every year, the United Nations Population Fund publishes a glossy report describing how its fertility reduction approach will help solve the problems facing the world.

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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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U.S. Blasts UNFPA Support for China’s Birth Control Policy

The United States blasted the UN Population Fund on Thursday for supporting China’s four decades-long birth control policy, which has led to human rights abuses such as forced abortions.

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Nations Sharply Critique, Approve UN Women’s Three Year Plan

UN Member States have warned UN Women leadership they must not campaign for abortion, and ordered the agency to respect national sovereignty.

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With the Advent of Artificial Reproductive Technologies is there a Fundamental Right to a Child?

With the advancement of artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) and the legalization of same-sex marriage, questions have arisen about legal parenthood and fundamental rights. Katarina Lee analyzes how recent domestic and international court cases have in effect moved to institute a right to a child, supported by the legalization of same-sex marriage.

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Defying Definitions, Trump Takes Strong Pro-Life Pro-LGBT Stance At UN

The Trump administration delighted and frustrated social conservatives last week when it staunchly opposed abortion while calling for international recognition of homosexual relations at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Embattled LGBT Czar Calls for Hate Speech Laws and Web Censorship

Appearing before the Human Rights Council for the first time, UN independent expert on LGBT issues Vitit Muntarbhorn refused to retrench even as he appeared embattled and emotional from criticism of his work.

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Abortion Groups Celebrate New Head of World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected Tuesday to a five-year term as head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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